Ethical Guidelines for Counselors When Working With Clients With Terminal Illness Requesting Physician Aid in Dying
Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 89–96, October 2012
How to Cite
Kurt, L. J. and Piazza, N. J. (2012), Ethical Guidelines for Counselors When Working With Clients With Terminal Illness Requesting Physician Aid in Dying. Adultspan Journal, 11: 89–96. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0029.2012.00008.x
- Issue published online: 15 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 15 OCT 2012
- Received 11/01/11; Revised 01/20/12; Accepted 03/26/12
- death with dignity;
- ACA Code of Ethics;
- end of life;
- physician aid in dying
In 2005, the American Counseling Association (ACA) introduced a new ethical standard for counselors working with clients with terminal illness who are considering hastened death options. The authors’ purpose is to inform counselors of the Death With Dignity Act and explore relevant ethical guidelines in the ACA Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005).