Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

  title={Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia},
  author={C. Sprung and M. Somerville and L. Radbruch and Nathalie Steiner Collet and G. Duttge and J. Piva and M. Antonelli and D. Sulmasy and W. Lemmens and E. Ely},
  journal={Journal of Palliative Care},
  pages={197 - 203}
Medical professional societies have traditionally opposed physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS-E), but this opposition may be shifting. We present 5 reasons why physicians shouldn’t be involved in PAS-E. 1. Slippery slopes: There is evidence that safeguards in the Netherlands and Belgium are ineffective and violated, including administering lethal drugs without patient consent, absence of terminal illness, untreated psychiatric diagnoses, and nonreporting; 2. Lack of self… Expand
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