Richard Bonnie

Lawful Physician-Hastened Death: AAN Position Statement

CO-AUTHORS Robin A. Conwit, Leon G. Epstein, William David Graf, Matthew P. Kirschen, Julie A. Kurek, Daniel G. Larriviere, Robert M. Pascuzzi, Matthew Rizzo, James A. Russell, Justin A. Sattin, Zachary Simmons, Lynne Taylor, Amy Tsou, and Michael A. Williams
PUBLISHER
Neurology
DATE
2018
 

Abstract

In 1998, the American Academy of Neurology published its prior position on physician-hastened death, titled “Assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the neurologist.” In that statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) expressed its vigorous opposition to its members’ participation in either physician-assisted suicide (PAS) (prescription without clinician administration) or euthanasia (prescription with clinician administration).¹ At that time, physician participation in either of these hastened-death practices was illegal in all US jurisdictions except Oregon.

Citation

Richard J. Bonnie et al., Lawful Physician-Hastened Death: AAN Position Statement, 90 Neurology 420-422 (2018).
 

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