Death with Dignity Acts in Oregon and Washington authorize physicians to write life-ending prescriptions for their patients. This article addresses various problems with the Acts, including the wording about who may administer the lethal drug and the fact that both Acts lack a consent requirement when the lethal dose is administered. This article also addresses counter arguments offered by proponents of the Acts.
Dore, Margaret K.
""Death With Dignity": A Recipe for Elder Abuse and Homicide (Albeit Not by Name),"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol11/iss2/8