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Arguing about physician-assisted suicide: a response to Steinbock
Journal of Medical Ethics (2006)
  • John Coggon
Abstract

This paper reflects on a consequentialist approach to legalising physician-assisted suicide. It questions the utility of seemingly objective data when their value is in fact open to dispute. In arguments concerning end-of-life matters, it is argued that the meanings of "need" and "abuse" are far from clear, and data used to support a claim that sufficient levels of either have been met will not be convincing to many protagonists.

Publication Date
June, 2006
Citation Information
John Coggon. "Arguing about physician-assisted suicide: a response to Steinbock" Journal of Medical Ethics Vol. 32 Iss. 6 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_coggon/3/