Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Exploring Attitudes of Community Pharmacists Involved with Oregon Death with Dignity Act Prescriptions
“With my research proposal, I hope to bring attention to pharmacist attitudes and experiences with Death with Dignity Act prescriptions. In 1997, Oregon implemented the Death with Dignity Act and became the first state in the United States to allow for physician assisted death. Since that time, there has been no literature published surrounding pharmacist sentiment on the topic.”
Katherine Peters, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident at Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties in Corvallis, OR.
Dr. Peters hopes to describe pharmacist attitudes toward the concept of physician assisted death and the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.