As a review committee member, I assured foreign delegations that the Dutch model was a good one. That conclusion has become harder to support.
end of life ethics
In the U.S., assisted suicide has mostly been a hard sell. But there are some clear steps to take to improve end-of-life care.
"If I walk into the room of a patient dying in faith, hope, and love, I feel I need to take my shoes off. It is that holy."
The emphasis on patients' rights and autonomy has been a weak remedy for medicalized death.