American Psychiatric Association position on euthanasia.

Posted February 28, 2017 1:14 pm by Alex Schadenberg

American Psychiatric Association position on euthanasia.

Alex SchadenbergEuthanasia Prevention CoalitionDr Mark KonradIn the current edition of the Psychiatric Times, Dr Mark Konrad outlines the position of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) concerning euthanasia and assisted suicide. Dr Komrad explains:Early in December 2016, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees passed an historic Position Statement that originated in the Assembly and was unanimously supported by the APA Ethics Committee: The APA, in concert with the American Medical Association’s position on Medical Euthanasia, holds that a psychiatrist should not prescribe or administer any intervention to a non-terminally ill person for the purpose of causing death.Some might be concerned

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