Timothy E. Quill, MD; Anthony L. Back, MD; Susan D. Block, MD
JAMA. 2016;315(3):245-246. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16210
This Viewpoint discusses why physician-assisted death should be considered important enough to be made legally available in all US states.
Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH; Farr A. Curlin, MD
JAMA. 2016;315(3):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16194
This Viewpoint reviews the historical roles and ethical obligations of physicians to relieve suffering and in those contexts argues that physician-assisted suicide is never justifiable.
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD; Anna E. Roberts, LLB, MIPH
JAMA. 2016;315(3):249-250. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16586
This Viewpoint discusses the debate over physician-assisted dying and the current turning point in public opinion regarding its support.
Ryan P. Clodfelter, BA; Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS
JAMA. 2016;315(3):251-252. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16242
This Viewpoint traces the history of legalization of physician aid in dying, describes its operational constructs, discusses its ongoing challenges, and considers its future.
Harvey Max Chochinov, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC
JAMA. 2016;315(3):253-254. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17435
This Viewpoint describes efforts in Canada to explore the complexities of physician-assisted death after a 2015 Canadian Supreme Court ruling against its prohibition.
Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH; Robert D. Truog, MD
JAMA. 2016;315(3):255-256. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18681
This Viewpoint examines arguments for and against intensive care for patients at the end of life and proposes strategies to ensure the delivery of appropriate and optimal patient-centered care.
Oreofe O. Odejide, MD, MPH
JAMA. 2016;315(3):257-258. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.18424
This Viewpoint proposes policy options to make hospice care more broadly available to patients and their physicians.
Kendra A. Moore, BA; Emily B. Rubin, MD, JD; Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD
JAMA. 2016;315(3):259-260. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17362
This Viewpoint argues that rapid expansion of programs that protect patients from unwanted resuscitation has outpaced the evidence supporting the programs and may compromise patient-centered decision making more broadly.