Navigation Links
Assisted Suicide Won't Up Deaths for Vulnerable Groups: Study
Date:10/3/2007

Researchers saw no such rise among poor, elderly in Oregon, The Netherlands

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Legalizing doctor-assisted suicide does not lead to a "slippery slope" of excess deaths among the vulnerable poor, uninsured, elderly or other patients, according to a U.S. study in the October issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics.

"Fears about the impact on vulnerable people have dominated debate about physician-assisted suicide. We find no evidence to support those fears where this practice already is legal," study lead author and bioethicist Margaret Battin, a distinguished professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah, said in a prepared statement.

She and her colleagues analyzed data from The Netherlands (which legalized doctor-assisted suicide in 2002 but openly tolerated it since the 1980s) and from Oregon, the only state in the United States where doctor-assisted suicide is legal.

In the first nine years after the Oregon law took effect in the 1990s, 456 people received lethal prescriptions from doctors, and 292 of them actually used the drugs to kill themselves. That's 0.15 percent of all deaths in Oregon during those nine years, the researchers said.

Of 136,000 deaths each year in The Netherlands, about 1.7 percent involved a doctor administering life-ending drugs, and 0.1 percent involved a doctor writing lethal prescriptions for patients.

In both Oregon and The Netherlands, people who received a doctor's help to die were an average of 70 years old, and 80 percent were cancer patients.

More information

The American Psychological Association has more about assisted suicide.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Utah, news relea
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Computer-Assisted Knee Surgery
2. Woman suffering from degenerative disorder committed assisted suicide
3. Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Has Improved Accuracy
4. Link Established—Assisted Fertilization Can Complicate Pregnanc
5. Computer Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation Devices Way of the Future
6. North Texas Surgeons Lead Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Surgeries.
7. Robotically Assisted Colo-resection And Gastric Bypass Surgeries Are Becoming Popular
8. Researchers Study Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
9. Another Statewide Organization Joins the Fight Against Assisted Suicide
10. The big brain in suicides
11. Stress response increases suicide risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 More than 23 per cent of Canadians report ... stress increases the risk of poor mental and physical health, ... but for others especially those most likely to sweat ... , Thankfully, new research from Concordia University has found a ... huge help for healthcare professionals working to stop stress before ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 OZ Naturals ... beauty brand on Amazon.com. , “The majority of our ... beauty categories on Amazon.com,” said Craig Romero, CEO of OZ ... on Amazon.co.uk and Canada on Amazon.ca , Romero went on ... launched earlier last month, are already taking over top positions ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem ... after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University ... in cardiac tissue engineering. , Dr. Tal Dvir ... Department of Biotechnology, Department of Materials Science and ... been developing sophisticated micro- and nanotechnological tools ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30th, 2014 A new report launched ... (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing) conducted by ... Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, has highlighted the serious, ... Ireland,s intellectual disability population. , The IDS-TILDA study ... Europe and the only one in the world ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... MyServer2Go.com made an announcement recently that ... this year for its quality VPS solution, reliable support ... MyServer2Go.com is a professional and targeted website which reviewed ... announcement will help webmasters find the best VPS hosting ... http://www.arvixe.com ) is one of the fastest-growing and most ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:How to predict who will suffer the most from stress 2Health News:OZ Naturals Now the No. 1 Selling Beauty Brand on Amazon.com 2Health News:OZ Naturals Now the No. 1 Selling Beauty Brand on Amazon.com 3Health News:A heartbeat away? Hybrid 'patch' could replace transplants 2Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 2Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 3Health News:Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of ageing with an intellectual disability 4Health News:Arvixe Is Named Best VPS Hosting by MyServer2Go.com 2
... disease (PD) is a neurological disorder, according to ... the Journal of the American Academy ... disease also increases a person,s risk of experiencing ... Parkinson,s treatment plans include a multidisciplinary approach in ...
... Lunden, the nation,s,longest-running morning news anchor hosted ABC,s ... her tenure she reported from 26 countries, covered,four ... One of the most,visible women in the country, ... Americans about health and wellness through her books, ...
... MAKE IT FIT(TM),( http://www.youcanmakeitfit.com ), an online fitness and ... 2009 by donating,their services for almost nothing. Principals Stacy ... Magnolia state an annual membership to, www.youcanmakeitfit.com for ... hours of,8am to 8pm on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. ...
... the United States , , TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) ... of Quebec, population 7 million-plus, more than $6.5 billion ... from Seattle to Tampa are costing the United States, ... director of the Institute for Sleep and Wake Disorders ...
... Experts offer tips on how to avoid injury while ... -- Clearing snow from your driveway and sidewalks can ... to take proper health and safety precautions, says the ... 2007, more than 118,000 people were treated in U.S. ...
... pay more attention to choosing the doctor, not the ... viewed as a safe and long-lasting way to alleviate ... procedure fails, the problem more often lies with surgical ... found. , , Dislocation of the implant was the most ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Parkinson's Disease Plays Havoc With Common Orthopaedic Conditions 2Health News:Parkinson's Disease Plays Havoc With Common Orthopaedic Conditions 3Health News:Joan Lunden Inks Three-Year Deal to Host Health Corner(R) Television Series 2Health News:MAKE IT FIT(TM) Offers Virtually Free Fitness Service to All Mississippi Residents on 'Make Mississippi Fit Day' 2Health News:Insomnia Costs Billions in Lost Productivity 2Health News:Insomnia Costs Billions in Lost Productivity 3Health News:Shovel Snow Safely 2Health News:Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail 2Health News:Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014   Acutus Medical, Inc. (ACM), ... 3D Cardiac Chamber Imaging and Dipole Density Mapping system ... sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, announced it ... its imaging/mapping system as well as bring to market ... Medical to complete work on the AcQMap TM ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 One week after ... major milestone: Alzheimer,s Team reaches over 200,000 ... and caregivers, was developed to draw attention to clinical ... disease. It also provides inspirational support and fosters online ... as the leading healthcare concern for people over the ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... delivering breakthrough 3D bioprinting technology, announced today that ... a finalist in the Diagnostics & Research Tools ... Awards, sponsored by CONNECT. CONNECT, a regional program that ... sciences products in San Diego County ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 2Acutus Medical, Inc. Completes Additional $26.2M Series B Financing to Fund Portfolio Expansion 3MediciGlobal's Alzheimer's Community Reaches 200,000 likes and more than half a million weekly visitors 2MediciGlobal's Alzheimer's Community Reaches 200,000 likes and more than half a million weekly visitors 3MediciGlobal's Alzheimer's Community Reaches 200,000 likes and more than half a million weekly visitors 4Organovo Inc. Selected As A Finalist In 27th Annual CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards 2Organovo Inc. Selected As A Finalist In 27th Annual CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Awards 3
... SPRING, Md., June 24, 2011 Breast cancer patients and ... 7:00 am outside of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).  At ... anti-cancer drug Avastin from the approved medication list for treatment ... in 2008 for use to treat breast cancer. ...
...   - Dossier Re-Examination ... a leader in,the field of human gene therapy, ... its Marketing Authorisation Application,(MAA) for Glybera® (alipogene tiparvovec) ... Following a recent,meeting with the European Medicines Agency,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Breast Cancer Patients and Families Stand Up To FDA 2Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Receives Opinion on Glybera(R) Marketing Authorisation Application 2Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Receives Opinion on Glybera(R) Marketing Authorisation Application 3Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Receives Opinion on Glybera(R) Marketing Authorisation Application 4
...
... The Slim-LOC Plate is a ... intervertebral body fixation. The Slim-LOC is ... design, modified by current market technology. ... versatility & integrated instrumentation. Reduced width ...
... Osmium is a cervical plate system ... spine. The implant provides for the ... the bone transplant has consolidated. Optimized ... and bicortical fixation. Maximum purchase also ...
... meet the clinical challenges of anterior cervical ... and the choice of fixed angle screws ... for ease of implantation in complex cases. ... the surgeon the versatility of creating a ...
Medicine Products: