Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"[P]hysician assistance in hastening death is a legitimate form of medical care. We also present a principled basis for permitting physician assistance in hastening death in states where it has not yet been legalized, based on larger principles already established in the laws regulating medical practice today."
Cowritten with Ronald A. Lindsay and Rebecca P. Dick, "Hastened Death and the Regulation of the Practice of Medicine," Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2006
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 and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
Editorial Board Member, International Encylopedia of Ethics Online