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nbme20/Block 3/Question#32 (15.7 difficulty score)
A 54-year-old woman with terminal metastatic ...

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submitted by dickass(78),

Nonmaleficence: “Do no harm.”

Even if the patient wants to die, I guess.

champagnesupernova3  FA says you cant assist suicide but you can prescribe pain medication which they can conveniently overdose on +1  
dickass  "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. +1  
raga7  FA 2018 PG 260 +  
misterdoctor69  FA 2020 p. 268 +  

Alright, so FA does hint that you can prescribe a medically appropriate amount of medically appropriate opiates to the patient. pg 266

+/- dickass(78),