Last updated on: 9/2/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Leslie Wolf, JD, MPH Biography

Title:
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“While we share many of the concerns and values espoused by proponents of PAS [physician-assisted suicide] and AVE [active voluntary euthanasia], we believe that existing prohibitions on PAS and AVE should be maintained for the forseeable future. Central to our argument is the view that society does not have a sufficient understanding of how and why competent individuals are rendered vulnerable near the end-of-life.”

“Lessons for Physician-Assisted Suicide from the African-American Experience,” Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate, 1998

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:
  • Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Program in Medical Ethics, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
  • Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Other:
  • None found