Two thought-provoking interviews which explore the future for assisted suicide in the U.S. What are the dangers and needed safeguards if it is legalized? How should we view Dr. Kevorkian's role in spotlighting this issue?
Interview with Timothy Quill, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1991 Quill shocked the medical world by writing in The New England Journal of Medicine that he had prescribed a drug overdose for a terminally ill patient.
Interview with Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. Director for the Center of Bioethics, Philadelphia.
1996 New England Journal of Medicine survey on the attitudes of doctors and the public in Michigan. And, a survey on the attitudes and practices of physicians in Oregon.
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