We are witnessing a steady and growing imposition of technocracy in medicine, where “experts” define the parameters of care.
Futile care theory (as I call it) or medical futility allows doctors to unilaterally refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment based on the physician’s values.
The Massachusetts Medical Society wants their pro-life colleagues, and those who believe in the Hippocratic Oath, to be forced to violate religious and moral beliefs.
I’m all for fighting the opioid epidemic. But not at the price of preventing patients from receiving quality medical care.
The only way anyone in the Netherlands will care about the resulting deaths is if they test this substance on dogs.