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Publications related to Oregon's Death with Dignity Act
Press Releases

March 8, 2007

March 9, 2006 

March 10, 2005

March 9, 2​005

March 9, 2004

March 5, 2003

Februar​y 6, 20​02

February​ 21, 2001

February 23, 2000

February 17, 1999

Augu​st ​18, 1998


CD Summary Issues

"Oregon's Death with Dignity Act: Thirteen Years" - March 15, 2011

"Oregon's Death with Dignity Act: The Second Year" - April 12, 2000

"A Year of Dignified Death" - March 16, 1999

"Physician-Assisted Suicide" - November 11, 1997


Journal Citations

The 10-Year Experience of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act: 1998-2007.
Katrina Hedberg, David Hopkins, Richard Leman, and Melvin Kohn
The Journal of Clinical Ethics 2009; V. 20, N 2: 124-132, Summer 2009

Putting Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in Perspective: Characteristics of Decedents Who Did Not Participate.
Katrina Hedberg and Susan Tolle
The Journal of Clinical Ethics 2009; V. 20, N 2: 133-135, Summer 2009

Five Years of Legal Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon.
Hedberg K., Hopkins D., Kohn M.
N Engl J Med 2003; 348:961-4, Mar 6, 2003. Correspondence

Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon, 2001.
Hedberg K., Hopkins D., Southwick K.
N Engl J Med 2002; 346:450-452, Feb 7, 2002. Correspondence

Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon, 1998-2000.
Sullivan A. D., Hedberg K., Hopkins D.
N Engl J Med 2001; 344:605-607, Feb 22, 2001. Correspondence

Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon - The Second Year.
Sullivan A. D., Hedberg K., Fleming D. W.
N Engl J Med 2000; 342:598-604, Feb 24, 2000. Special Reports

Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon.
Chin A. E., Hedberg K., Fleming D. W.
N Engl J Med 1999; 341:212-213, Jul 15, 1999. Correspondence

Legalized Physician-Assisted Suicide in Oregon - The First Year's Experience.
Chin A. E., Hedberg K., Higginson G. K., Fleming D. W.
N Engl J Med 1999; 340:577-583, Feb 18, 1999. Special Reports


Additional Resources

The Task Force to Improve the Care of Terminally-Ill Oregonians publications:

The Oregon Death With Dignity Act: A Guidebook for Health Care Providers
Offers clinical and practical guidelines to enhance compassionate care of the dying, and to help providers whose patients may be interested in the Death With Dignity Act.

The Final Months of Life: A Guide to Oregon Resources
End-of-life care services and resources organized by county.