David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 20 (1):13-24 (1995)
This paper evaluates the arguments against physician assisted suicide which contend that it violates the integrity of medicine and the physician-patient relation; i.e. that it contradicts the goal of seeking health and healing, violates an absolute prohibition against killing, and undermines the patient's trust in the physician. These arguments against physician assisted suicide (1) misuse notions of teleology and teleological explanation; (2) rely on inappropriate notions of "ideal medicine", for which death is a defeat; (3) turn on a highly selective reading for the Hippocratic tradition; and (4) are unacceptably paternalistic. Keywords: Hippocratic ethics, integrity in medicine, physician assisted suicide, physician-patient relation CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Prof Dr Phil Dieter Birnbacher (2004). Terminale Sedierung, Sterbehilfe und kausale Rollen. Ethik in der Medizin 16 (4):358-368.
Similar books and articles
Manne Sjöstrand, Gert Helgesson, Stefan Eriksson & Niklas Juth (2013). Autonomy-Based Arguments Against Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Critique. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (2):225-230.
F. M. Kamm (1999). Physician‐Assisted Suicide, the Doctrine of Double Effect, and the Ground of Value. Ethics 109 (3):586-605.
Jukka Varelius (2006). Voluntary Euthanasia, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and the Goals of Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (2):121 – 137.
Perry A. Pugno (2004). One Physician's Perspective: Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 12 (3):215-223.
M. T. Harvey (2002). What Does a `Right' to Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) Legally Entail? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 23 (4-5):271-286.
Bert Gordijn & Rien Janssens (2001). New Developments in Dutch Legislation Concerning Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (3):299 – 309.
Susan R. Martyn & Henry J. Bourguignon, Physician's Decisions About Patient Capacity: The Trojan Horse of Physician-Assisted Suicide.
Susan R. Martyn & Henry J. Bourguignon, Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Supreme Court's Wary Rejection.
Kevin WM Wildes (1993). Conscience, Referral, and Physician Assisted Suicide. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (3):323-328.
Andrew Sneddon (2006). Equality, Justice, and Paternalism: Recentreing Debate About Physician-Assisted Suicide. Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):387–404.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads47 ( #55,450 of 1,700,312 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,935 of 1,700,312 )
How can I increase my downloads?