Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine Senior Scholar at the Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"The available evidence does not bear out widely voiced concerns that physician-assisted suicide will be requested by those who are socially disadvantaged or make their requests based on lack of access to palliative care, poor social support, or financial needs."
"The Oregon Experience," Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice, Eds. Timothy E. Quill and Margaret P. Battin, 2004
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:
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine Senior Scholar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Staff Psychiatrist, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Service and Outpatient Mental Health
Director, Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Palliative Care, Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC)