Last updated on: 8/31/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Felicia Cohn, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Ultimately, arguments for physician-assisted suicide can be effectively countered by data as well as principles. Not only are all extant proposals for legalization unworkable or hazardous to vulnerable persons, but the community would be better off keeping physician-assisted suicide illegal while learning how to provide reliable, good care to all with serious, eventually fatal illnesses.”

“Vulnerable People: Practical Rejoinders to Claims in Favor of Assisted Suicide,” The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, 2001—present
  • Director of Medical Ethics, University of California, Irvine, 2001—present
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 2000—present
  • Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University Medical Center, 1999—present
  • Assistant Research Professor, Senior Scientist, George Washington University Department of Health Care Sciences and Center to Improve Care of the Dying, 1996—1999
  • Raven Award for Excellence in Service and Contribution to the University of Virginia
  • Melissa Holland Award for Contribution to the Residence Life Program
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court/National District Attorneys’ Association Certificate of Achievement
  • Member, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Member, American Geriatrics Society
  • Member, American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics
  • Member, Hastings Center
  • Member, International Association of Bioethics
  • Member, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Education:
  • PhD, Religious Ethics (Bioethics), University of Virginia, 1996
  • MA, Religious Ethics (Bioethics), University of Virginia, 1991
  • BA, American Government, University of Virginia, 1989
Other:
  • None found