Euthanasia -- a Critique
Singer, Peter A.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1990 Jun 28; 322(26): 1881-1883.
Singer and Siegler review recent developments that they believe have given active euthanasia new legitimacy as a subject of debate. This article criticizes the main arguments offered by proponents of euthanasia based on the relief of suffering and the rights of the individual. Singer and Siegler argue against active euthanasia as perilous public policy and a violation of the norms of medicine. They call upon physicians and medical organizations to resist pressures to legalize euthanasia, pressures that they predict will increase as health care costs continue to rise. (KIE abstract)
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Coercion; Discrimination; Economics; Ethics; Euthanasia; Health; Health Care; Involuntary Euthanasia; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Moral Policy; Organizations; Pain; Physician's Role; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Public Policy; Review; Right to Die; Rights; Social Discrimination; Suffering; Terminal Care; Voluntary Euthanasia; Wedge Argument;
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