Last updated on: 9/25/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Tom L. Beauchamp, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[P]hysician assistance in hastening death is a legitimate form of medical care. We also present a principled basis for permitting physician assistance in hastening death in states where it has not yet been legalized, based on larger principles already established in the laws regulating medical practice today.”

Cowritten with Ronald A. Lindsay and Rebecca P. Dick, “Hastened Death and the Regulation of the Practice of Medicine,” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy</i
  • Editorial Board Member, International Encylopedia of Ethics Online
  • Editorial Board Member, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
  • Professor, Georgetown University, 1979
  • Associate Professor, Georgetown University, 1975-1979
  • Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, 1970-1975
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1970
  • BD, Yale University, 1966
  • MA, Southern Methodist University, 1963
  • BA, Southern Methodist University
Other:
  • None found