How does assisting with suicides affect physicians?

Many feel acute emotional distress after helping someone to die By Ronald W. Pies When my mother was in her final months, suffering from a heart failure and other problems, she called me to her bedside with a pained expression. She took my hand and asked plaintively, “How do I get out of this mess?” …

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What’s behind the demolition of conscience rights in Canada?

Autonomy, choice, and tolerance are being used to justify euthanasia but these grand principles don’t apply to opponents By Margaret Somerville Editor’s note. “The Carter case” refers to the 2015 case of “Carter v. Canada” in which the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Canadian law protecting against assisting suicide. I’ve been puzzling about …

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Why Physicians Should Oppose Assisted Suicide

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in its current edition, published a series of articles concerning palliative care, end-of-life treatment and assisted suicide. Dr. Y Tony Yang and Dr. Farr A. Curlin offered their insights as to Why physicians should oppose assisted suicide. Dr. …

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