A growing number of states has legalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS). The authors argue that refusal by many physician professional organizations to provide clinical guidance on the care of patients actively seeking assistance in dying does a disservice to their members. They propose that organizations' active engagement can better help clinicians responsibly meet the needs of their patients while still respecting the diverse opinions and choices about participation in PAS.
Ann Intern Med. Published online 27 September 2016 doi:10.7326/M16-1319