HOSPICE AND PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED DEATH

Collaboration, Compliance, and Complicity

Authors

  • COURTNEY S. CAMPBELL,

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    • Courtney S. Campbell and Jessica C. Cox, “Hospice and Physician-Assisted Death: Collaboration, Compliance, and Complicity,” Hastings Center Report 40, no. 5 (2010): 26–35.

  • JESSICA C. COX

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    • Courtney S. Campbell and Jessica C. Cox, “Hospice and Physician-Assisted Death: Collaboration, Compliance, and Complicity,” Hastings Center Report 40, no. 5 (2010): 26–35.


Abstract

Although the overwhelming majority of terminally ill patients in Oregon who seek a physician's aid in dying are enrolled in hospice programs, hospices do not take a major role in this practice. An examination of fifty-five Oregon hospices reveals that both legal and moral questions prevent hospices from collaborating fully with physician-assisted death.

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