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A doctor's take on euthanasia

A doctor's take on euthanasia

Glucksberg vs. Washington.

Dr. Kevorkian.

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act.

Assisted dying is one of the more controversial ethical issues facing the healthcare industry today. And while euthanasia is legal in only five U.S. states, its ability to incite heated discussion is seemingly universal.

This powerful essay by neurologist David Nicholl details how he changed his mind on assisted dying following the illness of a close friend. We recommend it for anyone interested in a physician's perspective on euthanasia.