The request for assistance in dying. The need for psychiatric consultation.

  title={The request for assistance in dying. The need for psychiatric consultation.},
  author={Walter F. Baile and Jennifer DiMaggio and David V. Schapira and Jeffrey S. Janofsky},
  volume={72 9},
BACKGROUND Public initiatives and legislative proposals have increased the likelihood that some states will legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide as a means of ending the suffering of patients with terminal illness. However, suggested safeguards that would guide physicians in such cases have not properly addressed the need to evaluate psychosocial factors that could motivate patients' requests for premature death. METHODS Four cases of patients with cancer who expressed a wish to end their… CONTINUE READING


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