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The Case Of Sarah Murnaghan

Was it ethical for 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan to receive a lung transplant? Arthur L. Caplan, director of NYU’s Division of Medical Ethics at Langone Medical Center, spoke about the ethical dilemmas surrounding Sarah Murnaghan’s lung transplants during a lecture presented at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In June 2013, 10-year-old Sarah was dying from cystic fibrosis when her […]

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Vermont Votes To Allow Death With Dignity

The Vermont House approved a measure allowing physicians the ability to prescribe life-ending medications to some terminally ill patients seeking to end their lives. Vermont is set to become the fourth state allowing the legislation known as “Death with Dignity,” following Oregon, Washington and Montana. The Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act awaits approval from Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat […]

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Question 2: Mass. Votes ‘Death with Dignity’

Massachusetts will vote on whether to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. Question 2 is known as “Death with Dignity,” and the measure will likely pass, even with strong opposition from outspoken patients, prominent physicians and the Roman Catholic Church. Patient concerns “As a good pro-choice liberal, I ought to support the effort. […]

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