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What Their Terms of Living and Dying Might Be: Hospice Social Workers Discuss Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
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PMID:  22946689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article presents data from a qualitative study of nine social work hospice practitioners and experts as they discuss Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. Three themes emerged from the analysis: (a) values regarding physician-assisted death; (b) agency policies about the option; and (c) the role of hospice social workers with physician-assisted death. Three states now allow terminally ill persons to obtain a lethal prescription if criteria are met. Two other states are actively considering and may pass similar legislation over time. Hospice social work practitioners work with patients and families as they consider this option and their voices reflect the complexities and nuances of these interactions.
Elizabeth M Norton; Pamela J Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1552-4264     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235219     Medline TA:  J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
a School of Social Work, Portland State University , Portland , Oregon , USA.
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