Oregon's physician-assisted suicide vote : Its effect on palliative care. / Tilden, Virginia P.; Tolle, Susan W.; Lee, Melinda A.; Nelson, Christine A.In: Nursing outlook, Vol. 44, No. 2, 1996, p. 80-83.
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Oregon's physician-assisted suicide vote
T2 - Its effect on palliative care
AU - Tilden, Virginia P.
AU - Tolle, Susan W.
AU - Lee, Melinda A.
AU - Nelson, Christine A.
N1 - Funding Information: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect opinions of those who support The Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Ethics in Health Care, which is entirely funded by gifts and grants. Funding Information: Another effect of the vote has been a surge of new research on ethical decision making at the end of life. Health scientists from several major universities, hospitals, research centers, and the state health division formed a coalition of investigators with common interests in research on palliative care generally or on PAS specifically. The Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health Sciences University began a formal Program of Research on Ethics and End-of-Life Care, funded by NIH grants and private foundation gifts and grants. In addition to convening investigators interested in collaborating on research, the Program has constituted and convened a National Advisory Committee, comprised of nationally recognized scientists (nursing, medical, behavioral, ethics, legal, and epidemiological). Although the Center for Ethics in Health Care is administratively independent of the three major schools (nursing, dentistry, and medicine) and the Program of Research on Ethics and End-of-Life Care is interdisciplinary, the research program is housed in the School of Nursing and directed by a nurse investigator, partially in recognition of nursing's leadership in research on comfort care. Numerous research investigations are underway, ranging from tracking institutional policy change to surveying physician attitudes and practices related to PAS to studies of family decision making in electing to withdraw life-sustaining treatments to an evaluation of the effectiveness of a new patient record sheet in transmitting nursing home residents' wishes to limit life-sustaining treatment. Although many studies are in early stages, some have been completed and their findings disseminated. :5:7
PY - 1996
Y1 - 1996
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U2 - 10.1016/S0029-6554(96)80054-6
DO - 10.1016/S0029-6554(96)80054-6
M3 - Article
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AN - SCOPUS:0030097309
VL - 44
SP - 80
EP - 83
JO - Nursing Outlook
JF - Nursing Outlook
SN - 0029-6554
IS - 2