Implementing a Death with Dignity program at a comprehensive cancer center.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The New England journal of medicine, Volume 368, Issue 15, p.1417-24 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Attitude to Death, Cancer Care Facilities, Clinical Research Division, Female, Humans, Male, May 2013, Middle Aged, Oregon, Organizational Policy, Personal Autonomy, Right to Die, Suicide, Assisted, Washington, Young Adult

Abstract:

The majority of Death with Dignity participants in Washington State and Oregon have received a diagnosis of terminal cancer. As more states consider legislation regarding physician-assisted death, the experience of a comprehensive cancer center may be informative.