14. Weir RF. The morality of physician-assisted suicide. ;20:-
Also in 2010 England & Wales announced first prosecutorial policy statement about who will, or will not, risk criminal charges when assisting a suicide.
27. Listing and description of failed assisted-suicide proposals.
Prompted by the debate over physician-assisted suicide in Michigan, and in the hope of providing useful information to the Michigan legislature, we undertook a series of surveys of Michigan physicians and the state's general public, beginning in the spring of 1994. Preliminary results of the initial survey were reported in the We conducted a second survey of physicians and the public in the summer of 1994 and a third survey, of physicians alone, in the spring of 1995. This article reports the major findings from all three surveys.
In 2002, the International Task Force report, “Assisted Suicide: Not for Adults Only?” (1) discussed euthanasia and assisted suicide for children and teens. At that time, such concerns were largely considered outside the realm of possibility.
BBC - Ethics: Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
(National Post — January 15, 2016)
Quebec health-care authorities have confirmed the first case of legal euthanasia since the province’s groundbreaking law came into force last month, and death-with-dignity advocates report two other cases….The unidentified patient. whose condition was not disclosed, received a lethal injection in a Quebec City hospital.
Physician-Assisted Suicide Fast Facts - CNN
presents personal characteristics of Michigan physicians in relation to their views on physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, as well as similar data for the Michigan public. There were no clear differences among physicians according to sex, but in the general public men were slightly more likely than women to support legalization and to consider assisted suicide for themselves. There was a slight tendency, among both physicians and the public, for older respondents to be less likely to support legalization. The most important personal characteristic was religion — those who considered religion very important in their lives were much less likely both to support legalization and to consider personal involvement in assisted suicide, either as providers (physicians) or requesters (the public), than were people for whom religion was less important ().
Physician-Assisted Suicide Is Always Wrong - Newsweek
About one third (35 percent) of physicians thought they might participate in assisted suicide if the practice were legalized; some others were uncertain. Among the 52 percent who would not participate themselves, many indicated that they would be willing to refer patients to practitioners who would. This parallels attitudes toward abortion in some respects; many physicians who oppose a medical action on moral grounds are nevertheless willing to make referrals out of respect for a patient's autonomy.
Ethical aspects of physician assisted suicide: All sides
July 13, 2012:
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson issued a , announcing that the federal government will appeal the ruling. According to Nicholson, “The laws surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide exist to protect all Canadians, including those who are most vulnerable, such as people who are sick or elderly or people with disabilities. The Supreme Court of Canada acknowledged the state interest in protecting human life and upheld the constitutionality of the existing legislation in Rodriguez (1993).”