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JAMA Perspective Critical Of POLST

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org  The Journal of the American Medical Association has published a perspective highly critical of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment paradigm, a medical order regarding end of life treatment for those with serious illness. Co-authored by a team of University of Pennsylvania medical researchers, the JAMA article questions the rapid nationwide expansion […]

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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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