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Month: October 2018

Public Support for Assisted Suicide Falls Dramatically When They Hear the Main Argument Against it

  Dr Gordon Macdonald, Senior Policy Officer with CARE for Scotland said there was “no evidence” of a shift in opinion among MSPs on the issue. He said: “The public when presented with the main arguments opposed to assisted suicide show that there is no overwhelming support for that proposal. “Rather support for assisted suicide …

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American Medical Association’s CEJA again recommends AMA remain opposed to assisted suicide

  The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs has released its new report and recommends once again that the AMA retain its position in opposition to assisted suicide. At the AMA’s annual meeting in June of 2018, the House of Delegates referred CEJA’s report back to the Council rather than affirming it.  CEJA’s …

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Most doctors in Hawaii seem reluctant to participate in assisted suicide

Hawaii health officials are urging health care organizations to prepare for the law allowing doctors to fulfill requests from terminally ill patients to prescribe life-ending medication. Hawaii Medical Association Executive Director Chris Flanders says most doctors seem reluctant to participate. Read more at Hawaii New Now…

When the Hospice Care System Fails

The medical profession must do better when it comes to palliative care and hospice.  Sadly, patients and their families are often unprepared for the final stages of the dying process.  As a result, many wait too long before utilizing hospice and palliative services, which can result in loved ones dying poorly or in a way …

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PRAF urges the AAFP to reconsider their dangerous and irresponsible neutral stance on assisted suicide

Delegates from the American Academy of Family Physicians…voted to change the group’s stance to “engaged neutrality” on the question of whether physicians should be able to prescribe lethal medications to patients… The Patients’ Rights Action Fund urges the AAFP to reconsider this dangerous and irresponsible neutral position on the legalization of assisted suicide. The two largest …

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Hospice is not a dirty word

  It’s not a dirty word, but no one wants to hear it. The word is hospice. Hospice refers to end of life care. The objective of hospice is to guarantee that a person facing the end of their life can do it with dignity and without pain.  The term “hospice” can be traced back …

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