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Oregon's Death with Dignity Act

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Oregon's Death with Dignity Act
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    Is Oregon's Death with Dignity Act a violation of the Hippocratic Oath or a humane solution? ReachMD's Dr. Michael Greenberg discusses this originally citizen-led initiative, and current law with epidemiologist, Dr. Katrina Hedberg, from the Oregon Department of Human Services. Dr. Hedberg addresses the requirements for patients to opt for this non-euthanasian, yet lethal prescription. The consent, patient motivations, controversy, and the statistics of those who've chosen to take advantage of Oregon's law are discussed.

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    Is Oregon's Death with Dignity Act a violation of the Hippocratic Oath or a humane solution? ReachMD's Dr. Michael Greenberg discusses this originally citizen-led initiative, and current law with epidemiologist, Dr. Katrina Hedberg, from the Oregon Department of Human Services. Dr. Hedberg addresses the requirements for patients to opt for this non-euthanasian, yet lethal prescription. The consent, patient motivations, controversy, and the statistics of those who've chosen to take advantage of Oregon's law are discussed.

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