March 11, 2019 Affirming Ethical Options for the Terminally Ill
Six states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws providing for “physician-assisted suicide.”
Monday, Mar 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Six states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws providing for “physician-assisted suicide.” Sometimes proposed as relief for patients undergoing pain and suffering, physician-assisted suicide constitutes a major break with the traditional medical ethics embodied in the Hippocratic Oath that call on doctors to heal patients. Many analysts across the ideological spectrum agree: the normalization of medical killing poses a threat to the poor, disabled, and vulnerable members of society.
How can policymakers address the need for persons to plan for terminal illness - and improve end of life care?Our expert panel will address these and many other questions.
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