Lawful physician-hastened death AAN position statement

James A. Russell, Leon G. Epstein, Richard J. Bonnie, Robin Conwit, William D. Graf, Matthew Kirschen, Julie A. Kurek, Daniel G. Larriviere, Robert M. Pascuzzi, Matthew Rizzo, Justin A. Sattin, Zachary Simmons, Lynne Taylor, Amy Tsou, Michael A. Williams

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In 1998, the American Academy of Neurology published its prior position on physician-hastened death, titled “Assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the neurologist.” In that statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) expressed its vigorous opposition to its members’ participation in either physician-assisted suicide (PAS) (prescription without clinician administration) or euthanasia (prescription with clinician administration). 1 At that time, physician participation in either of these hastened-death practices was illegal in all US jurisdictions except Oregon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-422
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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