Monday, October 29, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel on Physician-Assisted Suicide

See this opinion piece by Dr. Emanuel on the New York Times's website.  The conclusion:
Instead of attempting to legalize physician-assisted suicide, we should focus our energies on what really matters: improving care for the dying — ensuring that all patients can openly talk with their physicians and families about their wishes and have access to high-quality palliative or hospice care before they suffer needless medical procedures. The appeal of physician-assisted suicide is based on a fantasy. The real goal should be a good death for all dying patients.



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