Psychiatric Times, The Case for Medical Aid in Dying Part 1: a supporter of medical aid in dying refutes the basis for opposition

As more states consider legislation permitting medical aid in dying (MAID), the controversy around this practice within our profession continues to swirl. Articles in opposition have appeared frequently in this publication.1-14 As someone in support of MAID as a reasonable and merciful option for some patients, I have struggled to make sense of the basis for opposition.

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