Last updated on: 7/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Johanna Groenewoud, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor in the Department of Public Health at Erasmus University in Rotterdam
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We found that there were sometimes clinical problems with the performance of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. The problems reported by physicians frequently concerned a longer-than-expected interval between the administration of the lethal drug (or the first drug, if more than one was administered) and the patient’s death.”

Cowritten with Agnes van der Heide, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Dick L. Willems, Paul J. van der Maas, and Gerrit van der Wal, “Clinical Problems with the Performance of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands,” New England Journal of Medicine, Feb. 24, 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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, Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (Holland)
Education:
  • MD, school unknown
  • PhD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found