Lawful physician-hastened death: AAN position statement Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005012 PMID: 29483313 Web of Science: 000427816000019

Cited authors

  • Russell, James A.; Epstein, Leon G.; Bonnie, Richard J.; Conwit, Robin; Graf, William D.; Kirschen, Matthew; Kurek, Julie A.; Larriviere, Daniel G.; Pascuzzi, Robert M.; Rizzo, Matthew; Sattin, Justin A.; Simmons, Zachary; Taylor, Lynne; Tsou, Amy; Williams, Michael A.


  • In 1998, the American Academy of Neurology published its prior position on physician-hastened death, titled Assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the neurologist. In that statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) expressed its vigorous opposition to its members' participation in either physician-assisted suicide (PAS) (prescription without clinician administration) or euthanasia (prescription with clinician administration).(1) At that time, physician participation in either of these hastened-death practices was illegal in all US jurisdictions except Oregon.

Publication date

  • 2018

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Start page

  • 420

End page

  • 422


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