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Laws against the killing of patients vindicate and uphold every person's right to life, especially that of the terminally ill or vulnerable. Medical practice complements these noble goals by preserving life and restoring health. The raison d'etre of palliative care is to improve quality of life and...

Three Southeast hospitals are partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a study to determine whether a telehealth platform can improve palliative care options for rural African-Americans. Community hospitals in Aiken, S.C., Alexander City, Ala., and Picayune, Miss., will coordinate the connected health project...

  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...