With tag: physician_assisted_suicide
Hearings Begin On Assisted Death Bill
Witnesses ranging from former Gov. Madeleine
Kunin to Vermont's current health commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen, are
scheduled to testify to a state Senate committee about legislation that would
allow physicians to help terminally ill patients end their own lives.
Doctors' Role In Decisions On Dying
Supporters call it "Death With Dignity" and opponents call it
"Physician-Assisted Suicide." For both sides, the debate over whether
physicians should be able to help people die is emotional and
Supporters want new Legislature to pass assisted suicide law
A group advocating for a so-called death with dignity law is welcoming a report to the Vermont Legislature. The Vermont Legislative Council's report is based on the experience of Oregon and the Netherlands, which have differing laws that allow versions of assisted suicide or euthanasia.
Interview: Medical Society votes on assisted suicide
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Vermont Medical Society has taken up the controversial issue of physician assisted suicide, but a vote taken by its members on Wednesday produced two resolutions that appear to contradict each other. Mitch Wertlieb talks with Steve Larose, communications director for the Vermont Medical Society, about the results of the vote.