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The Lessons of “Death with Dignity”

The Record of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon


The author of this essay, Oregon State University Professor Courtney S. Campbell, discusses the first decade of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act—explaining how physician-assisted suicide works in the state and arguing that patient’s own perspective is crucially missing from the state’s official statistics.

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Rita L. Marker of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide outlines some of the perverse economic incentives created by Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and describes the larger social and cultural implications of physician-assisted suicide.

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Rita L. Marker

Rita L. Marker is executive director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.


In The New Atlantis


Debating “Death with Dignity”; Obsolete Librarians

Number 23 ~ Winter 2009