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Titolo:
Physician-assisted suicide
Autore:
Snyder, L; Sulmasy, DP;
Indirizzi:
Amer Coll Physicians, Amer Soc Internal Med, Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA Amer Coll Physicians Philadelphia PA USA 19106 Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA
Titolo Testata:
ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 135, anno: 2001,
pagine: 209 - 216
SICI:
0003-4819(20010807)135:3<209:PS>2.0.ZU;2-X
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TERMINALLY ILL; VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA; PATIENT REQUESTS; SUPREME-COURT; OREGON; DEATH; ATTITUDES; PAIN; LIFE; GUIDELINES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
98
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Snyder, L Amer Coll Physicians, Amer Soc Internal Med, 190 N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA Amer Coll Physicians 190 N Independence Mall W Philadelphia PA USA 19106
Citazione:
L. Snyder e D.P. Sulmasy, "Physician-assisted suicide", ANN INT MED, 135(3), 2001, pp. 209-216

Abstract

Medical professional codes have long prohibited physician involvement in assisting a patient's suicide. However, despite ethical and legal prohibitions, calls for the liberalization of this ban have grown in recent years. The medical profession should articulate its views on the arguments for and against changes in public policy and decide whether changes are prudent. In addressing such a contentious issue, physicians, policymakers, and society must fully consider the needs of patients, the vulnerability of particular patient groups, issues of trust and professionalism, and the complexities of end-of-life health care. Physician-assisted suicide is prominent amongthe issues that define our professional norms and codes of ethics. The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) does not support the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. The routine practice of physician-assisted suicide raises serious ethical and other concerns. Legalization would undermine the patient-physician relationship and the trust necessary to sustain it; after the medical profession's role in society; and endanger the value our society places on life, especially on the lives of disabled, incompetent, and vulnerable individuals. The ACP-ASIM remains thoroughly committed to improving care for patients at the end of life.

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