Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH, graduated from Roseburg High School in 1974. She received her bachelor's degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where she subsequently completed residency training in psychiatry and geriatric medicine. She is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine and Senior Scholar at the Center on Ethics in Health Care, all at OHSU. She is also Director of Health Services Research at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Death with Dignity Law
In 1994, Oregon voters were the first in the nation to approve an act that allows a physician to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to a terminally ill patient for the purpose of self-administration. This practice is called physician-assisted suicide, physician-assisted death, or physician aid-in-dying. Eligible patients must be …