Assisted Suicide for the Terminally Ill: Why We Must Have the Choice
Home Care Provider. 1997 Oct; 2(5): 212-213.
As someone who believes in assisted suicide (AS) for terminally ill patients, I find the American Nurses Association and National Hospice Organization's official opposition a cause of profound concern. One of the arguments used by these organizations is that the lack of good palliative care is a major reason people request aid in dying. The assumption is that symptoms can be controlled adequately at all times. To me, such beliefs represent an ideology of a certain kind of death -- a good death -- espoused in such statements. This essay is an opportunity to express a different reality.
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