Author: Kristen Hanson

  Physicians tussled here over whether the American Medical Association should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) -- also known as "aid-in-dying." At the AMA's House of Delegates' Interim Meeting on Sunday, dozens of physicians made impassioned speeches, clashing over whether to ultimately endorse an AMA...

Opponents of euthanasia have expressed concern at the creation of a “suicide machine”, which has been developed by Dr Philip Nitschke. The well-known advocate of individuals’ right to die has regularly caused controversy by assisting what he calls “rational suicides”. Having developed machines in the past that could...

If there is any doubt that the legalization of assisted suicide has changed the ethos of medicine, that question should be settled by Craig and Dzeng’s article, “How Should Physicians Care for Dying Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?” As psychiatrists and ethicists, we appreciate Craig...