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nbme24/Block 2/Question#47 (20.1 difficulty score)
A 73-year-old man has an incurable malignant ...
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submitted by m-ice(340),
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rhsteps  isnt this considered physician assisted suicide? +1  
johnson  No - treatment is being withdrawn per the mentally competent patient's wishes. m-ice explained it well. +3  
johnson  No - treatment is being withdrawn per the mentally competent patient's wishes. m-ice explained it well. +1  
johnson  No - treatment is being withdrawn per the mentally competent patient's wishes. m-ice explained it well. +1  
proteinbound123  In Physician-Assisted Suicide, the patient should be deemed “terminally ill” and “mentally competent” (by 2 different doctors) with less than 6 months to live (with or without treatment), he requests (written request, done twice, 15 -day interval) assistance to die and the doctor prescribes a lethal dose of a medication for the patient. If, in the meantime, the patient develops a life-threatening acute problem and requests the doctor to withhold or withdraw treatment, by the Principle of Autonomy the doctor should proceed as the patient wants. In fact, by the Principle of Autonomy, any competent patient has a right to refuse treatment. This concept is supported not only by the ethical principle of autonomy but also by U.S. statutes, regulations and case law. Competent adults can refuse care even if the care would likely save or prolong the patient's life. +1