- President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
- Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
“The naïveté of those who favor a limited euthanasia regime (starting with assistance in suicide as its softest case) should not survive a serious visit to Holland, where the legal requirement of a patient’s informed consent has all too often been disregarded.
…What we do know is that the best defense against the pro-death advocates is good medical care, with hospice and palliative options the context for excellence as lives get harder and finally draw to a conclusion. As we work and pray for true dignity in dying–for dying to be kept quite separate from killing–we should take heart that a Michigan jury decided that Kevorkian’s action was a homicide. And we should redouble our efforts to argue our case and make this verdict the turning-point which it might yet prove to be.”
“On the Conviction of Jack Kevorkian,” Dignity, Spring 2001
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
- President, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
- Former President, Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Director, Center on Nanotechnology and Society
- Director, Council for Biotechnology Policy
- Chairman, Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy
- Research Professor of Bioethics, Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Associate Dean, Chicago-Kent College of Law
- Former Provost and Distinguished Professor of Theology and Culture, Trinity International University
- Has represented the United States as a bioethics advisor to the US delegation to the United Nations General Assembly
- Walter C. Randall Lecture on Biomedical Ethics, American Physiological Society
- Founder, Ethics and Medicine
- PhD, School unknown
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