Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at City University of New York
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Doctors must not engage in assisting suicide. They are inheritors of a valuable tradition that inspires public trust. None should be even partly responsible for the erosion of that trust. Nothing that is remotely beneficial to some particular patient in extremis is worth the damage that will be created by the perception that physicians sometimes aid and even abet people in taking their own lives."
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 Emeritus of Philosophy, City University of New York
Partner, Baumrin, Galub and Volkomer
Adjunct Professor of Medical Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Member, Executive Committee, University Faculty Senate
Chair, Committee on Structure, CUNY Graduate School