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This case study on physician-assisted suicide is used in a medical ethics course. The case itself is a short article published in 1991 in the New England Journal of Medicine in which Dr. Timothy E. Quill described his care for a patient suffering from acute leukemia, including how he prescribed a lethal dose of barbiturates knowing that the woman intended to commit suicide. As a consequence of the article's publication, a grand jury was convened to consider a charge of manslaughter against Dr. Quill. Students read the case and then, as part of a classroom-simulated trial, discuss physician-assisted suicide in terms of fundamental medical ethics principals. The case could also be used in a graduate-level bioethics class.

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    Informal Education,Higher Education,Nursing,Medicine (General),NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-046,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110630164924678T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,General Public,Graduate/Professional,NSDL

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    English

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