Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"The reasons for favoring physician-assisted suicide are not difficult to determine. They consist mainly of the interests that dying patients have in the process of dying being as painless and dignified as possible. They also rely on the interest of patients in determining the time and manner of their death. Autonomy and relief of suffering are values that we all can agree to be important."
"Introduction," Euthanasia and Physician-Asssisted Suicide: For and Against
Experts MDs, JDs (Lawyers), PhDs and Religious Leaders with significant involvement in end-of-life issues. [Because end-of-life dilemmas require medical, ethical, legal, and in some case religious considerations, we view MDs, PhDs with a bio-ethical focus, and JDs/religious leaders with significant involvement as "experts" in the euthanasia debate.] [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Davis
Senior Research Fellow, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
HLA Hart Visiting Fellow, University College, Oxford
Editorial Board, Ethics
Editorial Board, Journal of Ethics
Editorial Board, Bioethics
Editorial Board, Legal Theory
PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1966