Physician-Assisted Dying and the Law in the United States: A Perspective on Three Prospective Futures

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Physician-Assisted Dying and the Law in the United States: A Perspective on Three Prospective Futures

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Political Science

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This chapter examines physician-assisted dying and the law in the United States, with an eye on the past and seeking perspectives on three prospective futures. To this end, the Oregon, Montana, and Lawrence-Obergefell models are distinguished and their strengths and weaknesses are assessed as policy-making mechanisms for legalizing this end-of-life option.

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life

Editors

Michael J. Cholbi

Publisher

Praeger

Place of Publication

Santa Barbara, California

Publication Date

1-2017

Pages

3-28

ISBN

978-1-4408-3679-4

Keywords

physician-assisted dying

Disciplines

Law and Politics

Physician-Assisted Dying and the Law in the United States: A Perspective on Three Prospective Futures

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