doctor-assisted suicide


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doctor-assisted suicide

The cooperation of a medical practitioner in bringing about the voluntary death of a patient suffering from painful or distressing terminal illness. Polls of doctors have shown that at least half agree that doctor-assisted suicide should be legalized for carefully-selected cases.
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Over the past 15 years, the highest percentage of Americans saying doctor-assisted suicide is morally acceptable occurred in 2015, at 56%.
The dyad was then asked to discuss their views on doctor-assisted suicide for up to twenty minutes.
Doctor-assisted suicide is when a patient is given the drugs by a doctor and takes the drug themselves.
David Prueitt, upon waking from a coma after an attempt at doctor-assisted suicide in accordance with Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
Oregon is the only state with legalized doctor-assisted suicide, but other states are considering similar measures.
Legalization of doctor-assisted suicide removes the "criminal" element and fear of prosecution.
Most Canadians -- 76% -- think people have the right to doctor-assisted suicide.
Studies of legally tolerated euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide in the Netherlands are complex and tentative, but they should be sobering to Americans eager to see their nation follow suit.
Americans are split on three issues in the "contentious" category: medical testing on animals, doctor-assisted suicide and abortion.
To the Editor: Following the Stransham-Ford case in the Pretoria High Court, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) has stated clearly that it does not support the right to die in law, and opposes euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide in line with the Health Professions Council of South Africa's policies and the World Medical Association's guidelines and codes on the subject.
George Ryder, who has worked in hospitals as a registered nurse, said doctor-assisted suicide was a "sad commentary on life.