Legalising euthanasia: The ongoing debate between doctors

Legalising euthanasia: The ongoing debate between doctors

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Here we look at doctors’ sentiments towards the legalising euthanasia, as well as how physician-assisted suicide may be misused in the healthcare scene.
15 Mar 2017 - General
Mark Edmon Tan Both of us graduated from a well regarded Catholic University and I understand where you are coming from. I think that physician-assisted suicide is a moral dilemma especially when relatives or patients themselves consent or request for more medications that can cause cardiac and respiratory depression. Based on my experience, this is a particular concern for anesthesiologists and palliative care s...
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Theekshana Abayawickrama You have a point there because nobody will be able to monitor if there is any presence of conflicts of interest in the practice of physician-assisted suicide. Are there any policies in your region regarding this matter and how is it being implemented? In our region, I am not aware of any specific clause about physician-assisted suicide. However, most professional organizations are against ...
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