The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Medical Aid in Dying

In a position statement issued by the American Nurses Association (ANA), guidance is provided on ethical decision-making in response to a patient’s request for medical aid in dying which is legal in a growing number of U.S. states. This statement does not frame a stance for or against medical aid in dying but rather frames a nurse’s response within their scope of practice and code of ethics.

 Link: Online J Issues Nurs (2/2020)(Open access from Medscape with free registration)