Doctors Must Not Kill
Pellegrino, Edmund D.
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1992 Summer; 3(2): 95-102.
In this article, I shall argue that physicians should not kill, directly or indirectly, even out of compassion, for three reasons. First, the moral arguments favoring euthanasia are logically inadequate. Second, killing by physicians seriously distorts the healing relationship. And third, the grave social consequences of such killing are morally prohibitive.
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Assisted Suicide; Autonomy; Beneficence; Coercion; Compassion; Competence; Cultural Pluralism; Consent; Drugs; Doctors; Ethics; Euthanasia; Futility; Goals; Intention; Involuntary Euthanasia; Killing; Life; Medicine; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Pain; Physician's Role; Physicians; Public Opinion; Public Policy; Resource Allocation; Right to Die; Risks and Benefits; Social Impact; Suffering; Suicide; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill; Terminology; Trust; Value of Life; Voluntary Euthanasia; Wedge Argument; Withholding Treatment;
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