Health April 2015 As They Lay Dying Two doctors say it’s far too hard for terminal patients to donate their organs. Joshua Mezrich and Joseph Scalea Mar 16 2015, 8:25 PM ET http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/as-they-lay-dying/386273/ Thanks to Alex Schadenberg and Wesley Smith for pointing out an article in the Atlantic advocating a "right" for … [Read more...] about A New Method of Doctor-Assisted Suicide: Evisceration of the Living for Organ Donation
Ezekiel Emanuel’s Latest Rant
Ezekiel Emanuel has spent his life building an impressive resume and now, at age 56, he wants the world to know that by 75 he plans to stop working so hard. In fact, he says that if he is still alive at 75, his master plan is to “stop all medical treatment” with the goal of avoiding such horrors of old age as frailty and forgetfulness. Emanuel told Judy Woodruff on PBS News … [Read more...] about Ezekiel Emanuel’s Latest Rant
A Good Article from Canada
Thanks to Massachusetts Second Thoughts for sharing this very good article: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/10/21/court_stays_off_euthanasias_slippery_slope_dimanno.html. Some will object to its conflation of euthanasia and assisted suicide. We think it is correct to do so; these two cannot be separated. Once doctors prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to someone, there … [Read more...] about A Good Article from Canada
Why is Harry Chen Opposed to Patients Knowing which Health Care Providers Oppose Assisted Suicide?
In response to a question regarding True Dignity’s proposal to develop a registry of “safe” health care providers and institutions, Vermont Commissioner of Health Harry Chen said one of the potential “silver linings” of S.77 is that it will spur conversations between patients and doctors about end-of-life decisions, and a “safe doctors” registry could discourage that. “I’m … [Read more...] about Why is Harry Chen Opposed to Patients Knowing which Health Care Providers Oppose Assisted Suicide?
Doctors and nurses already misuse or abuse the power they have. The stakes are too high to consider expanding their power by legalizing assisted-suicide.
From the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune: " I support House Bill 505, which clearly states that assisted suicide is not legal" http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130313/OPINION/303130037/On-our-minds-Fires-suicide-bill-breweries My husband, Dr. James E. Mungas, was a respected physician and surgeon here in Great Falls. He developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, … [Read more...] about Doctors and nurses already misuse or abuse the power they have. The stakes are too high to consider expanding their power by legalizing assisted-suicide.