Kristen Hanson

Lack of palliative care pushing Quebecers toward medically assisted death, College of Physicians says

Patients … could have had no other choice but to ask for medical aid in dying to end their days in dignity. A lack of palliative care services in parts of Quebec may be forcing patients to choose medical aid in dying as a way to end their lives with dignity, says Quebec’s College of Physicians. In a …

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Will the AMA Heed Its Own Ethics Council, Regarding Assisted Suicide?

Dr Pies is Editor in Chief Emeritus of Psychiatric Times, and a Professor in the psychiatry departments of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. It seemed like a major statement on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) by the American Medical Association, and several media websites trumpeted the story in just such …

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Profit may trump life if assisted suicide approved

As a New Yorker living with a disability, I have significant concerns regarding the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. It is naïve to think that private health insurance companies and a struggling public health system will not take profit margin or taxpayer expense into consideration when approving expensive treatment options versus a one-time prescription costing far …

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