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A 54-year-old woman with terminal metastatic ...
FA says you cant assist suicide but you can prescribe pain medication which they can conveniently overdose on
"Physicians may, however, prescribe medically appropriate analgesics even if they shorten the patient's life." (wink, wink)
It's vague, but I guess the main point is to let the patient have relief, side effects no longer important. I still don't think you can just give the patient a bottle of benzos though.
FA 2018 PG 260
Alright, so FA does hint that you can prescribe a medically appropriate amount of medically appropriate opiates to the patient. pg 266