Position Statement on Assisted Suicide
Trends in Health Care, Law and Ethics. 1995 Winter-Spring; 10(1-2): 125-127, 124.
Nurses, individually and collectively, have an obligation to provide comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care which includes the promotion of comfort and the relief of pain and, at times, forgoing life-sustaining treatments. The American Nurses Association (ANA) believes that the nurse should not participate in assisted suicide. Such an act is in violation of the Code for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (Code for Nurses) and the ethical traditions of the profession.
Allowing to Die; Assisted Suicide; Autonomy; Beneficence; Caring; Codes of Ethics; Drugs; Ethics; Killing; Life; Nurse Patient Relationship; Nurse's Role; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Pain; Palliative Care; Professional Organizations; Social Impact; Suffering; Suicide; Terminal Care; Withholding Treatment;
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