If you cannot join us in DC on Feb 12-13 for this National Academy of Sciences workshop (“Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches”), it will be streamed for free. Register here.
The Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene an ad hoc committee to plan a workshop that will explore current practices and challenges associated with physician-assisted death, and highlight potential approaches for addressing those challenges.
This workshop will include discussions that address:
1. What is known empirically about the access to and practice of physician-assisted death in the U.S. and in other countries?
2. What are potential approaches for physicians, including those practicing in states where it is legal, those who receive a request for access when the practice is legal in nearby states but not in the state of practice, and those who practice in a state where it is legal but are personally opposed to physician-assisted death.
3. What is known about how palliative care and hospice services have incorporated the practice of physician-assisted death in states where it is legal?