In October, California became the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with prescriptions from their doctors after months of contentious debate. Religious groups and disability rights activists fought against the law and tried unsuccessfully to get a referendum on the ballot to overturn it. Late last week the bill’s authors announced that the aid-in-dying law would take effect June 9

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In Portland, Maine, a counselor helps the city’s Somali Muslim community navigate the ethical complexities of U.S. health care

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An investigation into a clinical test in France that left one person dead and put five in the hospital has found evidence of brain damage in people who took high doses of the experimental pain medicine

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I’ve since read the obituaries of many of my patients. Sometimes I feel like I’m intruding, like glimpsing a stranger’s family having dinner through the kitchen curtains. But I think I read them to know a side of my patients I could never see on the wards: the way they were before they got sick

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I’m a Doctor

February 25, 2016

Preparing you for death is as much a part of my job as saving lives.

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Deaths from anti-anxiety drugs are on the rise too

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before people control time and manner of their death’. Leading ethicist Prof Julian Savulescu says UK’s ‘shameful’ approach to assisted suicide will change to catch up with likes of Canada, Belgium and Netherlands

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UK’s Royal Statistical Society among those demanding more information after the release of trial’s protocol

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