California’s Physician-assisted Suicide Law

Posted by Sheldon Rubenfeld on July 28, 2016

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty is a psychiatrist and medical ethicist at the University of California, Irvine. He has been writing, debating, and video recording his opposition to California’s law on physician-assisted suicide. He has focused on the role of treatable depression in a patient’s decision to request physician-assisted suicide, the “social contagion” aspect of suicide, and economic incentives for state governments to pay physician-assisted suicide rather than expensive medical treatments. Examples of his work can be found at:

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