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current condition(404). ?The physician who has helped the patient throughout his illness, should be there for the patient at the time of death?(LUNDBERG). 6. Finally there must be clear documentation to support the condition. A system must be developed for reporting, reviewing, and studying such deaths and clearly separating them from other forms of suicide. Not only does the patient have to sign a consent form, but the physician and consultant must sign one as well. The last step assures that the physician, consultant, and the family members will be free from criminal prosecution as long as the conditions are in good faith (QUILL405-408). If the proper guidelines are followed, this will not only benefit the families, but also benefit the insurance companies and hospitals perhaps

leading to cut backs concerning patient expenses. Oregon, similar to the Netherlands, are considered pioneers to some by facing this issue considering the circumstances. Oregon has made the first step into supporting the individual right for assisted suicide. Whether or not this view is unpopular to some, people should still have the right to make that decision concerning their own welfare. Since this was a country built on Christian beliefs this will be an on going debate and might never come to a consensus. Dobson, James. ?Dr. Dobson?s Study.? Focus on the Family. 1998. 17p. Online. Internet. 17 JAN. 1998. Available a0000580. Html. ?Death.? The World Book Encyclopedia. 1990 ?Euthanasia.? The World Book Encyclopedia. 1990 Halpern, A.L.

and A.M. Freedman. Letter. New York Times. 2 NOV. 1997: n. pag. Lundberg M.D. George D. Views of Assisted Suicide from Several Nations. 1997. New York: JAMA, 1997. Online. Medical News and Perspectives. Internet. 24 Sept. 1997 available Quill, Thomas A. Bio Medical Ethics: Proposed Clinical Criteria for Physician-Assisted Suicide. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996 Glover, J. Causing Death and Saving Lives. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.