Time to move on from the euthanasia debate

Flegel, Ken; Hébert, Paul C.
June 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/15/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 9, p877
Academic Journal
The author reflects on how physicians can help stop the debate on euthanasia. The author states that the first vital step of moving away from such issue is to define the words to be used that honestly represent the action and intention of the procedure. The author suggests that physicians should refrain from using the term euthanasia as it mixes values and ideas on death. Moreover, the author calls for physicians to promote honest dialogue and help educate the public regarding the issue.


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