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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:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-dangerously-contagious-effect-of-assisted-suicide-laws/2015/11/20/6e53b7c0-83fb-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_28746571/aaron-kheriaty-oregon-assisted-suicide-law-no-model http://www.firstthings.com/article/2015/04/apostolate-of-death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJbM4mYNLyA&index=13&list=FLuiJWuv6U_3xH5nm-0-GSfw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiK3B0Cofc0&index=1&list=FLuiJWuv6U_3xH5nm-0-GSfw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUhVMII0Ch0&index=10&list=FLuiJWuv6U_3xH5nm-0-GSfw

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