Sarah J. Kiskadden-Bechtel
Posts by Sarah J. Kiskadden-Bechtel
Bioethics Forum Essay
Hospice and Medical Aid-in-Dying: Addressing an Unethical Disconnect
Most patients who die with medical aid in states where the practice is legal are enrolled in hospice, but coordination between those providing hospice care and those providing medical aid-in-dying (MAiD) is woefully inadequate. Many hospice facilities have policies against supporting patients who request MAiD and do not disclose these policies to prospective patients, even in states where disclosure is required.