McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy at the University of Minnesota
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Patients' vulnerability to requesting these fatal interventions because of failures in health care and other background conditions, or because of a desire not to die but to alter circumstances, introduces reasons why we should be reluctant to endorse these practices...
I oppose the legitimation of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia."
"Gender, Feminism, and Death," Feminism and Bioethics, 1996
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:
McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy, University of Minnesota
Faegre & Benson Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Faculty Member, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
Founding Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota
Founding Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota
Faculty Chair, Concentration in Health Law & Bioethics, University of Minnesota
Fellow, The Hastings Center, 1993-Present
Member, Ethics Committee, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2002-2005
Board of Directors, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, 2001-04
Executive Editor, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, 2004-Present
Editorial Board, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2002-Present
Editorial Board, American Journal of Bioethics, 2001-2004
David Barap Brin Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002
Medical School Merit Award, University of Minnesota, 1996