Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, v.28, no.6, (December 2003), p.977-1001 SIEC No: 20041061

This article presents the methods, findings, & implications of a participatory action research project that attempted to shed additional light on the debate over death with dignity or physician-assisted suicide legislation. Among 45 physically disabled residents of the San Francisco Bay Area who participated, the desire for autonomy in making end-of-life decisions was a primary concern, yet fear that PAS legislation could violate this autonomy in various ways was a deep concern as well. Findings are discussed in detail. (33 refs)