The problem of physician-assisted suicide.

  title={The problem of physician-assisted suicide.},
  author={James L. Bernat},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={17 3},
With the increasing acceptance of the right of patients to refuse life-sustaining treatment, some have argued that terminally ill patients have a corollary right to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) on request. However, there are important moral and legal distinctions between patients' refusals of therapy and requests for certain actions. Physicians must stop life-sustaining therapy when that therapy has been validly refused by patients. But physicians have no similar duty to provide actions… CONTINUE READING

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