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ONA Backs End-of-life Education and Legislation

The nursing organization believes the terminally ill should have a stronger voice

For the first time, an Ohio organization of medical professionals has decided to support letting terminal patients in the state get medical help in dying.

The Ohio Nurses Association, the largest nurses’ union in the state with 11,000 members, convened in Cincinnati last month and approved sweeping language calling for legislation and more education for nurses to help patients at life’s end.

ONA President Deborah Arms said the proposal recommends “educating the public about medical aid in dying, supporting legislation to protect the rights of dying patients to control the circumstances and conditions of their death and providing resources and education to nurses about the nurse’s role in caring for patients regarding MAID or any form of treatment limitation.”

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