Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2018
    • Subject Terms:
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      NAICS/Industry Codes 923130 Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans' Affairs Programs)
      523920 Portfolio Management
    • Abstract:
      Many critics of the legalization of physician‐assisted death oppose it in part because they fear it will further disadvantage those who are already economically disadvantaged. This argument points to a serious problem of how economic considerations can influence medical decisions, but in the context of PAD, the concern is not borne out. We will provide empirical evidence suggesting that concerns about money influence medical decisions throughout the full course of illness, but at the end of life, financial pressure is much more likely to influence a decision to pursue or reject aggressive life‐extending care than it is to influence a request for PAD. We will also address the question of whether financial pressure as a result of being poor—particularly in the context of an inadequate social safety net—robs people of their autonomy, rendering their informed request and consent invalid. We argue that it does not. We will emphasize the impracticality and injustice of rejecting the role of poverty as a legitimate factor in decision‐making, the irrational distinction between PAD and withdrawal of life‐sustaining care, and the more appropriate focus on the great flaws in the American health care system. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      00930334
    • Accession Number:
      133740282
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FREEMAN, L. M.; ROSE, S. L.; YOUNGNER, S. J. Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death. Hastings Center Report, [s. l.], v. 48, n. 6, p. 38, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282. Acesso em: 3 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Freeman LM, Rose SL, Youngner SJ. Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death. Hastings Center Report. 2018;48(6):38. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282. Accessed June 3, 2020.
    • APA:
      Freeman, L. M., Rose, S. L., & Youngner, S. J. (2018). Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death. Hastings Center Report, 48(6), 38.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Freeman, Lindsey M., Susannah L. Rose, and Stuart J. Youngner. 2018. “Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death.” Hastings Center Report 48 (6): 38. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282.
    • Harvard:
      Freeman, L. M., Rose, S. L. and Youngner, S. J. (2018) ‘Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death’, Hastings Center Report, 48(6), p. 38. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282 (Accessed: 3 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Freeman, LM, Rose, SL & Youngner, SJ 2018, ‘Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death’, Hastings Center Report, vol. 48, no. 6, p. 38, viewed 3 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Freeman, Lindsey M., et al. “Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death.” Hastings Center Report, vol. 48, no. 6, Nov. 2018, p. 38. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Freeman, Lindsey M., Susannah L. Rose, and Stuart J. Youngner. “Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death.” Hastings Center Report 48, no. 6 (November 2018): 38. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Freeman LM, Rose SL, Youngner SJ. Poverty: Not a Justification for Banning Physician‐Assisted Death. Hastings Center Report [Internet]. 2018 Nov [cited 2020 Jun 3];48(6):38. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=133740282