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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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