12 Myths About Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

Posted July 9, 2018 4:29 pm by Alex Schadenberg

12 Myths About Assisted Suicide and Medical Aid In Dying

This article written by Ronald W. Pies, MD and Annette Hanson, MD and it was published by mdmag.com on July 7, 2018Dr Ronald W. PiesIntroductionIn an age of “alternative facts”, it’s hard to sort out myth from reality when it comes to so-called ‘medical-aid-in-dying’ (MAID)—also called physician assisted suicide (PAS). By whatever label we attach to it, this practice involves a physician’s prescribing a lethal drug for a patient with a putatively terminal illness who is requesting this “service.” Some form of MAID/PAS is now legal in 5 states and the District of Columbia.People of good conscience, including many physicians,

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