Last updated on: 11/1/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Bryan Hilliard, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Mississippi University for Women
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Rightly practiced, passive euthanasia can be seen as a medical duty in certain cases. Indeed, even the use of active forms of aid in dying can be recommended. One can properly appeal both to the traditional goals of medicine (especially the relief of pain and suffering) and to the ethos of trust, comfort, and protection that naturally grows between patients and physicians.”

“The Moral and Legal Status of Physician-Assisted Death: Quality Of Life and the Patient-Physician Relationship,” Issues in Integrative Studies, 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Mississippi University for Women
  • Ethics consultant for regional health care facilities
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Tennessee
  • MA, Philosophy and Medical Ethics, University of Tennessee
  • BA, History and Philosophy, Elon College
Other:
  • None found