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Dr. Derse Discusses Physician Reluctance to Accept Physician-Assisted Suicide

Sept. 9 - Dr. Arthur Derse provides expert comment to an article in Family Practice News on physician-assisted suicide and the rights of the terminally-ill. Dr. Derse said the public is more supportive of physician-assisted suicide than are physicians. He said physicians are less supportive because of their understanding of the availability of palliative care, other alternatives, and concerns about violating prohibitions in the Hippocratic Oath. Family Practice News.

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