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

Stefan Bernard Baumrin, PhD, JD Biography

Title:
Former Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at City University of New York
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Doctors must not engage in assisting suicide. They are inheritors of a valuable tradition that inspires public trust. None should be even partly responsible for the erosion of that trust. Nothing that is remotely beneficial to some particular patient in extremis is worth the damage that will be created by the perception that physicians sometimes aid and even abet people in taking their own lives.”

“Physician, Stay Thy Hand!,” Physician Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate, 1998

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, City University of New York
  • Partner, Baumrin, Galub and Volkomer
  • Adjunct Professor of Medical Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Member, Executive Committee, University Faculty Senate
  • Chair, Committee on Structure, CUNY Graduate School
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
  • JD, Columbia School of Law
Other:
  • Born on Jan. 7, 1934 and died on Sep. 19, 2018
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Physician ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?