Docs should not be helping people kill themselves (Opinion)
The legislature in NJ made a real effort to "sanitize" suicide talking about dignity and self determination.
Of course they left out some key issues from the discussion and the bill like not having a doctor present when taking a lethal dose of drugs. Like the study that Eric Scott wrote about today showing nearly 1 in 5 suicide patients suffering terribly at then end.
We have a suicide epidemic in America and in New Jersey. We already have a highly successful and important end-of-life support group called hospice. Putting doctors in a position to prey on a dying patient in their worst moment acting as if this is simply a clean and easy choice is dishonest and dangerous.
Looking forward to the conversation on Facebook LIVE.
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