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AMA Supports Palliative Care, Not Physician-Aided Dying


As of 2015, 5 U.S. states have legalized physician-assisted dying (doctor-assisted suicide). In contrast, the American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics, Opinion 2.211, addresses physician-assisted suicide. The following material is quoted directly from Opinion 2.211: “ Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patient’s death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act (eg, the physician more...
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