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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Physician Assisted Suicide

Coverage of the Massachusetts initiative from NPR is here and from TIME, here. In an op-ed in today's New York Times, here, Ezekiel Emanuel argues:

Instead of attempting to legalize physician-assisted suicide, we should focus our energies on what really matters: improving care for the dying — ensuring that all patients can openly talk with their physicians and families about their wishes and have access to high-quality palliative or hospice care before they suffer needless medical procedures. The appeal of physician-assisted suicide is based on a fantasy. The real goal should be a good death for all dying patients.

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