Associate Professor in Medical Philosophy at the Center for Ethics and Philosophy at Free University in Amsterdam
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Many, though not all, attempts to legalize physician-assisted suicide, both in America and Australia, are limited to just physician-assisted suicide and do not allow euthanasia. From the above facts, it should be abundantly clear that this limitation is headed for disaster if physicians are forbidden by law to end life actively in cases of failure of the chosen route for assistance."
"Euthanasia and Euthanizing Drugs in the Netherlands," Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, Eds. Margaret P. Battin and Arthur G. Lipman, 1996
Experts 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:
Associate Professor, Medical Philosophy, Center for Ethics and Philosophy, Free University, Amsterdam (Holland)
Co-founder and Treasurer, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, 1987-present
Member, Research Review Committee, Academic Hospital, Free University, 1986-present
Member, Ethics Committee, Royal Dutch Medical Society, 1986-1998
President, Dutch Society for Philosophy and Medicine, 1981-1988
Member, Amsterdam Program of Support and Consultation Euthanasia Amsterdam (SCEA)
Program Developer and Instructor, Support Consultation Euthanasia Netherlands (SCEN)
Member, Regional Euthanasia Evaluation Committees, Committee of South-Holland/Zeeland
Associate-editor, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Co-editor, Ethics and Law in Medicine
Board Member: Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal, International Library of Law and the New Medicine, and International Dictionary of Bioethics
Teacher of euthanasia programs for interns and postgraduate family medicine physicians, Free University