Last updated on: 6/13/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Jack Ende, MD Biography

Title:
Schaeffer Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The principle of patient autonomy is critical and must be respected, but it is not absolute and must be balanced with other ethical duties and principles. Physician-assisted suicide asks physicians to breach both the general duties of ‘first, do no harm’ (nonmaleficence) and to act in the patient’s best interests (beneficence), and also the specific prohibition on physician-assisted suicide that has been a tenet of medical ethics since Hippocrates. Proponents of physician-assisted suicide have not offered strong enough arguments to change that.”

Janet Colwell, “Hospitalists Weigh Ethical, Practical Impacts of Aid-in-Dying Laws,” acphospitalist.org, Jan. 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Schaeffer Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Dean, Advanced Medical Practice, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Executive Medical Director, Penn Signature Services
  • Co-Chair and member, Academy of Master Clinicians, Penn Medicine
  • Author and Editor, Teaching Medicine book series, American College of Physicians
  • President, American College of Physicians, 2017-2018
  • Recipient, Master of ACP (MACP), American College of Physicians, 2009
  • Recipient, Laureate Award, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Physicians, 2003
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1990-present
  • Former Chief, Department of Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Founder, Primary Care Residency Program, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Former member, Board of Regents American College of Physicians
  • Former President, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  • Editor, Medical Knowledge and Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP), American College of Physicians
  • Chief Medical Resident, University of Chicago, 1977-1978
  • Resident, University of Chicago, 1974-1976
  • Intern, University of Chicago, 1973-1974
Education:
  • MD, Medical College of Virginia, 1973
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate the Hippocratic Oath?