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      • I. Introduction to the Issues: Death & Dying
      • II. Legal Matters
        • A. Background
        • B. Important Developments
          • 1. Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (1997)
          • 2. United States Supreme Court (1997)
          • 3. Dr. Kevorkian
      • III. Daniel Callahan: “… Social Dimensions”
    • Source: Oregon Death With Dignity Act Annual Report (Year 13)
    • If you viewed How to Die in Oregon? through the lens of Church teaching about physician-assisted suicide (p.a.s.), what would you see? Should society—let alone the Church—care if individuals want to end their lives in this way? vt
      • assess the morality of physician-assisted suicide,
      • consider how the Church weighs in on it, and
      • discuss its implications for the practice of medicine and the rights of patients.
      • In so doing, we’ll identify and examine “the social dimensions” of something usually considered a private choice.
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      • I. Your thoughts on How to Die in Oregon
      • A. Is assisted suicide a private choice?
      • B. Or does it have social dimensions?
      • II. Church teaching as assisted suicide