Call for Public Comment: Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

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09/24/12
The American Nurses Association (ANA) Department of Nursing Practice and Policy is requesting public comment on the document "Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide”. The purpose of this draft position statement is to address both topics to more clearly define what differentiates assisted suicide from active euthanasia and the nurse’s ethical obligations to the patient and the profession as outlined in the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.

Deadline for comments are 5 pm ET on November 8, 2012.

ANA welcomes comments of nurses, nursing students, and stakeholders and appreciates your assistance with reviewing this important document.

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