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Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

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17-4-2018 4:00 PM

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17-4-2018 7:30 PM

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Social Issue: Today the elderly represent a growing segment of the population. This has resulted in a number of different controversies, including rising medical costs and end-of-life issues. In recent years, multiple states have passed legislation to provide guidance to the terminally ill regarding end-of-life issues. Oregon has led the way in providing dignified options for terminally ill individuals wishing to end their lives through the use of legal prescription medication. This issue of a 'death with dignity' has been a controversial topic on which individuals have a variety of strongly held views, and we have only just begun to come to a new consensus.

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Faculty Sponsor: Kristin C. Bailey-Wallace (School of Social Work)

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Apr 17th, 4:00 PM Apr 17th, 7:30 PM

On My Own Terms: Effectiveness of Death with Dignity Legislation in Oregon

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

Social Issue: Today the elderly represent a growing segment of the population. This has resulted in a number of different controversies, including rising medical costs and end-of-life issues. In recent years, multiple states have passed legislation to provide guidance to the terminally ill regarding end-of-life issues. Oregon has led the way in providing dignified options for terminally ill individuals wishing to end their lives through the use of legal prescription medication. This issue of a 'death with dignity' has been a controversial topic on which individuals have a variety of strongly held views, and we have only just begun to come to a new consensus.