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Has Physician-Assisted Death Become the “Good Death?”

“Death with dignity” has meant, for many people, avoiding unwanted medical technology and dying in a hospital. A “natural” death has been the goal. In the past 20 years, physician-assisted suicide has been legalized for terminally ill patients in several states of the US, and recently “medical assistance in dying,” has become legal in Canada. How should we think about what constitutes a good death now?

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