Author: Kathleen Gallagher

07 Jun 1994 Task Force Report Still Holds True

By Anthony Pivarunas, MD Traditional medical ethics, as stated in the Hippocratic Oath, as well as in most state laws, prohibit a physician’s involvement in assisted suicide. Public opinion in the U.S. is divided on this issue, even with the Supreme Court stating there is no...

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07 Dec Right to die, or inevitable obligation?

By Michael Tobman The arguments in favor of Physician-Assisted Suicide are compelling, and usually wrenching.  The heartache of families struggling with lengthy palliative care makes it difficult to be on the other side of this controversial, painful issue. But as policymakers in Albany soon debate whether...

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