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dc.creatorSulmasy, Daniel P.
dc.creatorTravaline, John M.
dc.creatorMitchell, Louise A.
dc.creatorEly, E. Wesley
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-21T14:49:09Z
dc.date.available2021-05-21T14:49:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-01
dc.identifier.citationSulmasy DP, Travaline JM, Mitchell LA, Ely EW. Non-Faith-Based Arguments against Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. The Linacre Quarterly. 2016;83(3):246-257. doi:10.1080/00243639.2016.1201375
dc.identifier.issn0024-3639
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6374
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/6392
dc.description.abstractThis article is a complement to “A Template for Non-Religious-Based Discussions Against Euthanasia” by Melissa Harintho, Nathaniel Bloodworth, and E. Wesley Ely which appeared in the February 2015 Linacre Quarterly. Herein we build upon Daniel Sulmasy's opening and closing arguments from the 2014 Intelligence Squared debate on legalizing assisted suicide, supplemented by other non-faith-based arguments and thoughts, providing four nontheistic arguments against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia: (1) “it offends me”; (2) slippery slope; (3) “pain can be alleviated”; (4) physician integrity and patient trust. Lay Summary: Presented here are four non-religious, reasonable arguments against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia: (1) “it offends me,” suicide devalues human life; (2) slippery slope, the limits on euthanasia gradually erode; (3) “pain can be alleviated,” palliative care and modern therapeutics more and more adequately manage pain; (4) physician integrity and patient trust, participating in suicide violates the integrity of the physician and undermines the trust patients place in physicians to heal and not to harm.
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartThe Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 83, Iss. 3, 2016
dc.relation.isreferencedbySAGE Publications
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectEuthanasia
dc.subjectPhysician-assisted suicide
dc.subjectPhysician-assisted death
dc.subjectDebate
dc.subjectApologetics
dc.titleNon-Faith-Based Arguments against Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.contributor.groupCatholic Medical Association
dc.description.departmentThoracic Medicine and Surgery
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/00243639.2016.1201375
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dc.description.schoolcollegeLewis Katz School of Medicine
dc.temple.creatorTravaline, John M.
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-21T14:49:09Z


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