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

Ronald W. Pies, MD Biography

Title:
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Indeed, when patients nearing the end of life express fears of losing control, or being deprived of dignity, compassionate and supportive counseling is called for – not assistance in committing suicide.”

“How Does Assisting Suicide Affect Physicians?,” theconversation.com, Jan. 7, 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Lecturer, Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Psychiatrist and ethicist
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, Psychiatric Times
  • Recipient, Outstanding Psychiatrist for Education, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, 2009
  • Resident, psychology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1982
Education:
  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1978
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide or Voluntary Euthanasia Create a Slippery Slope to Non-Voluntary or Involuntary Euthanasia?
  2. Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate the Hippocratic Oath?