VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and Counseling Ethics
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are distinguished and discussed in the context of the counselor's role in helping terminal clients. An aging population coupled with the proposed legislation in many states to legalize physicianassisted suicide could mean these issues will become more paramount to the counseling profession. Potential ethical dilemmas are discussed using the biopsychosocial model, five pillars of ethics, and an existing health-care model as guidance.