Physician-Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian dead at 83

The controversial assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, M.D., died June 3 in a Detroit area hospital. Although his official cause of death has not been confirmed, press reports suggest it was pulmonary thrombosis.

Palliative sedation at end of life is appropriate in cases of extreme suffering, review article says

Palliative sedation at the end of life is ethically sound and has "an important place on the continuum of appropriate palliative care," according to a new review article.

Oregon hospices steer clear of physician-assisted suicide

Hospices in Oregon, where physician-assisted suicide is legal, rarely participate in the practice, according to a recent survey.