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On this episode of Brave New Bioethics, CSC senior fellow Wesley J. Smith looks at the newly release statement from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine on the issue of physician assisted suicide in which they assume a position of neutrality. According to Smith their new position is both a cowardly act and a backdoor repudiation of a long established philosophy of hospice care in respecting each patient's life. Such terminal non-judgementalism is an abandonment of the hospice organization's professed goal of promoting proper hospice care and worse is an abandonment of patients whose lives depend on doctors acting to relieve their suffering while abiding by the hypocratic oath.

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