Last updated on: 8/29/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Rosamond Rhodes, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Sometimes, because of special features of the need, or because of the special relationship, or because of the uniqueness of the knowledge involved, a physician may have a professional obligation to assist in a suicide or perform euthanasia.”

“Physicians, Assisted Suicide, and the Right to Live or Die,” 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:
  • Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Professor of Philosophy, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Member, Mount Sinai Ethics Committees
  • Board Member, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Editor, American Philosophical Association, Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine
  • Editorial Board Member, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
  • Editorial Board Member, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
  • Editorial Board Member, Bioethics/Developing World Bioethics
  • Editorial Board Member, Clinical Ethics
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, The Graduate School, CUNY
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Physician ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?