Physician Assisted Death and Hard Choices
Mayo, David J.
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1993 Jun; 18(3): 329-341.
We argue that after the passage of a physician assisted death law some inequities in the health care system which prevent people from getting the medical care they need will become reasons for choosing assisted death. This raises the issue of whether there is compelling moral reason to change those inequities after the passage of an assisted death law. We argue that the passage of an assisted death law will not create additional moral reasons for eliminating inequities
Aged; Alternatives; Assisted Suicide; Biomedical Technologies; Coercion; Critically Ill; Death; Economics; Euthanasia; Family Members; Health; Health Care; Justice; Law; Life; Motivation; Obligations of Society; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Prolongation of Life; Public Policy; Resource Allocation; Rights; Scarcity; Social Impact; Social worth; Suffering; Suicide; Terminally Ill; Values; Voluntary Euthanasia;