From the American Association of Health and Disability (1/13/10):
A Disability Perspective on the Issue of Physician Assisted Suicide
The entire January, 2010 issue of the Disability and Health Journal is available at no cost on line at www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com. Usually, only the abstracts are available to non-members of AAHD, however, this special issue is available to the general public. This special issue is focused on Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Perspective from Advocates for People with Disabilities. Although public opinion in the United States on physician-assisted suicide is evenly divided, about half of states have either defeated bills to legalize assisted suicide or have passed laws explicit ly banning it and only two states, (Oregon and Washington) have legalized it. In this environment, A Disability Perspective on the Issue of Physician-Assisted Suicide, a special issue of Disability and Health Journal: The Official Journal of the American Association on Health and Disability, published by Elsevier, examines the issues related to assisted suicide and disability, the legal considerations and the Oregon and Washington experiences.
Assisted suicide: Why this is an important issue for the Disability and Health Journal
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Marilyn Golden, Tyler Zoanni
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Kirk C. Allison
Carol J. Gill
Comment Below: Where do you stand on this issue? Do you think that the right to death is just as important as the right to life, a cornerstone of self-determination? Do you think that assisted suicide is morally repugnant and socially dangerous, a treacherous scam that takes advantage of the most vulnerable? Or do you see this issue with more subtle shades of right and wrong?