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“Even when physicians use all the tools at hand to care for pain and suffering, a small number of patients still suffer,” says the new policy position posted on the Vermont Medical Society website at: bit.ly/2zJ2DQM. “Each of these patients is unique; each one of the patients will challenge the caregiver’s skills in the extreme; […]Read More
This article originally appeared for Medscape. Although physician-assisted dying (PAD) remains a highly contentious and controversial topic, it is going on. It is now legal in six states in the United States. In these states, the law allows physicians to offer terminally ill adults the option of a lethal dose of an oral prescription medication, […]Read More
Compassion & Choices praised a suicide prevention, medical research association for issuing a statement Thursday concluding medical aid in dying “is distinct from the behavior that has been traditionally and ordinarily described as ‘suicide.’” “In suicide, a life that could have continued indefinitely is cut short,” said Colleen Creighton, executive director of The American Association […]Read More