A powerful and thoughtful piece, A Patient-Centered Response to Legalized Assisted Dying, by John Frye and Stuart J. Youngner, MD, in the prestigious journal Annals of Internal Medicine, on November 15, 2016.  Calls on the medical community to engage with aid in dying, to drop opposition to it, and to serve as a resource for states in which it has been legalized and states which are considering legalization.

It’s very important to see this appearing in such a prestigious journal, and its publication is emblematic of the shifts in medical opinion, as a growing majority of physicians support medical aid in dying as one critically-important part of the spectrum of palliative care options.