Month: April 2019

Assisted suicide not popular among physicians

  In response to Rep. Mike Freiberg’s editorial regarding his assisted suicide legislation. Freiberg mentions medication for a peaceful death. Peaceful or not, it is causing premature death by suicide. He mentions polls suggesting the majority of Minnesotans support “medical aid in dying for the terminally ill.” According to Gallup, the percentage of people supporting …

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Physician-assisted suicide is a flawed process, says professor of medicine

  A bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) was introduced in the 2019 Nevada Legislature. As an internal medicine physician in Nevada, I see many problems with this law and urge lawmakers to reject it. This bill would make patients eligible for PAS if they have been diagnosed with a terminal condition and are likely to …

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Cancer doc: Don’t abandon patients at the end of life by enabling assisted suicide

We need only look back to the 2016 election to remember that polling can often be misrepresented and requires careful scrutiny. Even when interested parties refer to their own polling as “truth,” (“5 truths about New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act,” March 27, 2019) always remember: A poll is simply a reflection of the …

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NY Disability Rights Advocates Warn Assisted Suicide is Dangerous for Vulnerable Patients

  At the state capital the debate over aid-in-dying takes center stage. Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing legislation that would allow the terminally ill to end their own lives — setting up a potentially controversial close to the legislative session… …opponents, including disability rights’ groups, are skeptical. Alex Thompson the Resource Center for Accessible Living …

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Don’t Cave: Physician-Assisted Suicide Unethical

  The World Medical Association should uphold its ethics code and not succumb to politics Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS-E) has been a source of discussion for millennia, as evidenced by its explicit mention in the Hippocratic Oath from the fifth to third century B.C., where Hippocrates includes it among the list of things physicians …

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