Last updated on: 6/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Evert van Leeuwen, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor in Philosophy and Medical Ethics at the Center for Ethics and Philosophy at Free University in Amsterdam
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Assisting death in no way precludes giving the best palliative care possible but rather integrates compassionate care and respect for the patient’s autonomy and ultimately makes death with dignity a real option.”

“Assisted Death in the Netherlands: Physician at the Bedside When Help Is Requested,” Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care & Patient Choice, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor in Philosophy and Medical Ethics, Center of Ethics and Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Editorial Board, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Improving Palliative Care Decrease Patient Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide?