Peace-of-Mind Consequences of Law: An Introduction and a Proposed Definition (Part I)

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In part one of this two-part blog, each co-author Professor Cerminara and Dr. Petrucci share a different perspective on the topic: one co-author shares her personal experiences, and one co-author shares a legal perspective. In part two, they explore additional legal examples.

The idea of peace-of-mind laws and therapeutic jurisprudence came up after a post on the TJ listserv*. A very sad story was shared in which a man with terminal illness committed suicide by shooting himself in his backyard. He lived in a state in the U.S. that did not have an aid-in-dying law. This story began our discussion of the role of laws that permit medical aid in dying (previously termed physician-assisted suicide or physician aid in dying) and the therapeutic peace of mind this type of law could provide.

Peace-of-mind laws could encompass laws whose presence brings a long-term therapeutic effect on quality of life for those…

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