Patient’s recovery convinces doctor to fight euthanasia laws.

Posted November 11, 2017 5:20 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Patient’s recovery convinces doctor to fight euthanasia laws.

This article was published by the Australian on November 11, 2017, link, for pdf, link.By Cameron StewartDr Kenneth StevensWhen American doctor Kenneth Stevens heard about Victoria’s plan to introduce assisted dying for the terminally ill he couldn’t help but recall the story of his patient Jeanette Hall.Hall, then 55, came to Stevens in 2000 after being diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer in Portland, Oregon, a state that in 1997 introduced laws enabling doctors to prescribe fatal pills to the terminally ill.She walked into Stevens’ office and told him she wanted to die, but Stevens, a cancer specialist, dis­puted the diagnosis

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