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American Medical Association’s CEJA again recommends AMA remain opposed to assisted suicide

  The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs has released its new report and recommends once again that the AMA retain its position in opposition to assisted suicide. At the AMA’s annual meeting in June of 2018, the House of Delegates referred CEJA’s report back to the Council rather than affirming it.  CEJA’s …

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Most doctors in Hawaii seem reluctant to participate in assisted suicide

Hawaii health officials are urging health care organizations to prepare for the law allowing doctors to fulfill requests from terminally ill patients to prescribe life-ending medication. Hawaii Medical Association Executive Director Chris Flanders says most doctors seem reluctant to participate. Read more at Hawaii New Now…

When the Hospice Care System Fails

The medical profession must do better when it comes to palliative care and hospice.  Sadly, patients and their families are often unprepared for the final stages of the dying process.  As a result, many wait too long before utilizing hospice and palliative services, which can result in loved ones dying poorly or in a way …

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PRAF urges the AAFP to reconsider their dangerous and irresponsible neutral stance on assisted suicide

Delegates from the American Academy of Family Physicians…voted to change the group’s stance to “engaged neutrality” on the question of whether physicians should be able to prescribe lethal medications to patients… The Patients’ Rights Action Fund urges the AAFP to reconsider this dangerous and irresponsible neutral position on the legalization of assisted suicide. The two largest …

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Hospice is not a dirty word

  It’s not a dirty word, but no one wants to hear it. The word is hospice. Hospice refers to end of life care. The objective of hospice is to guarantee that a person facing the end of their life can do it with dignity and without pain.  The term “hospice” can be traced back …

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Toronto hospital preparing policy for euthanasia for youth over 18 that could one day apply to minors

A team at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children has developed a draft policy on doctor-assisted dying that applies to youth aged 18 and older — the legal age restriction for “medical-aid in dying,” or MAID, in Canada. However, the policy was also developed “with an eye to a future when MAID may well become accessible …

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Assisted suicide bill has dangers

A recent story written by supporters of H1194, which would legalize assisted suicide in Massachusetts, failed to disclose the bill’s many dangers. Opportunities for abuse are rampant in every bill to legalize assisted suicide and vulnerable people are thereby placed at risk. The economically disadvantaged will suffer because care is costly. Take the case of …

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Let’s stick to suicide prevention

The suicide rate in Virginia, 13.2 per every 100,000 residents in 2016, increased an alarming 17.4 percent between 1999 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So last year, the General Assembly passed a bill requiring the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to come up with new suicide …

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