Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"While we share many of the concerns and values espoused by proponents of PAS [physician-assisted suicide] and AVE [active voluntary euthanasia], we believe that existing prohibitions on PAS and AVE should be maintained for the forseeable future. Central to our argument is the view that society does not have a sufficient understanding of how and why competent individuals are rendered vulnerable near the end-of-life."
"Lessons for Physician-Assisted Suicide from the African-American Experience," Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate, 1998
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:
Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Program in Medical Ethics, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University