AMA Wrestles with Physician-Assisted Suicide Stance

November 16, 2018

(MedPage Today) – Physicians tussled here over whether the American Medical Association should continue its opposition to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) — also known as “aid-in-dying.” At the AMA’s House of Delegates’ Interim Meeting on Sunday, dozens of physicians made impassioned speeches, clashing over whether to ultimately endorse an AMA policy report that, while it reflected more nuanced views, ultimately left the association’s code intact, declaring PAS “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.”

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