Last updated on: 12/21/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

N. Gregory Hamilton, MD Biography

Title:
Psychiatrist
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“This failure to protect the depressed and mentally ill who also suffer from serious medical illness against the dangers of assisted suicide reveals how the legalization of assisted suicide discriminates against and devalues the lives of this vulnerable and stigmatized population. Legalization of assisted suicide deprives vulnerable individuals of the protections against suicidal despair all the rest of us enjoy.”

“Psychological Aspects of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide,” www.nightingalealliance.org, June 26, 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:
  • Psychiatrist, private practice
  • Author, psychiatry scholarship
  • Associate Professor, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • Faculty member, Menninger School of Psychiatry
  • Co-founder and Board Member, Physicians for Compassionate Care
  • Co-founder and Board Member, Physicians for Compassionate Care Educational Foundation
  • Recipient, Linacre Award for Medical Journalism
  • Recipient, Menninger Alumni Association Scientific Writing Award
  • Second Prize Recipient, Wood Prince Award for Scientific Writing
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Falk Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Sealy Fellow
  • Recipient, Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement
  • Fellow, National Psychiatric Endowment Fund
  • Member, American Medial Association
Education:
  • Graduate studies, Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, 1978-1982
  • Graduate studies, Menninger School of Psychiatry, 1977-1981
  • MD, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 1977
  • BA, University of Oregon, 1971
Other:
  • None found