Year: 1999 Source: Western Medical Journal, v.171, no.4, (October 1999), p.242 SIEC No: 20021122

Presents the results of an anonymous questionnaire administered to 428 Oregon psychologists for the purpose of answering the question: How do Oregon psychologists view physician-assisted suicide and their role in the process of assessing patients who request such assistance, and do personal attitudes influence professional viewpoints? This study suggest that psychologists’ attitudes towards legalization of assisted suicide will influence the role that the psychologist plays in a person’s request for assisted suicide and, potentially, the assessment. (2 refs)