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ACP remains opposed to legalizing physician-assisted suicide

September 18, 2017

The American College of Physicians has reaffirmed its opposition to legalizing physician-assisted suicide and its commitment to improving hospice and palliative care, according to a recent position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“In 2001, the ACP published a position paper opposing legalization of physician-assisted suicide,” Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, and Paul S. Mueller, MD, MPH, from the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee of the American College of Physicians (ACP), wrote. “Given recent changes in the legal landscape, public interest in the topic, and continuing barriers to palliative and hospice care, an updated position paper is presented here.”

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