Professional Integrity and Physician-Assisted Death
Miller, Franklin G.
Hastings Center Report. 1995 May-Jun; 25(3): 8-17.
The practice of voluntary physician-assisted death as a last resort is compatible with doctors' duties to practice competently, to avoid harming patients unduly, to refrain from medical fraud, and to preserve patients' trust. It therefore does not violate physicians' professional integrity....A narrative account of how a profession has evolved over time remains a key mode of discovering elements of professional integrity....Some proponents might argue that professional integrity in some cases
Abortion; Active Euthanasia; Assisted Suicide; Beneficence; Capital Punishment; Competence; Conscience; Death; Doctors; Ethics; Euthanasia; Fraud; Goals; Killing; Life; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Misconduct; Moral Obligations; Moral Policy; Morality; Palliative Care; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physician's Role; Physicians; Professional Competence; Public Policy; Punishment; Quality of Life; Suffering; Suicide; Terminally Ill; Trust; Values; Virtues;
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Miller, Franklin G.; Brody, Howard (1995-05)
Miller, Franklin G.; Quill, Timothy E.; Brody, Howard; Fletcher, John C.; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Meier, Diane E. (1994-07-14)CONCLUSIONS: The ethical norms of relieving suffering and respecting patients' rights to self-determination support the permissibility of voluntary physician-assisted death as a last resort for terminally or incurably ...
Miller, Franklin G.; Quili, Timothy E.; Brody, Howard; Fletcher, John C.; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Meier, Diane. (1994-07-14)