Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Other Side Of Pro-Death Doctors

Here’s a more balanced media take on the latest Brit MD to confess to murdering his patients.
The end-of-life dilemmas experienced by GPs
It is one of the starkest ethical dilemmas a doctor can face.
Confronted with a patient who is experiencing great suffering, do you help them end their lives and, at the same time, their pain?
The law is clear: actively carrying out euthanasia is illegal.
However, the case of Dr Howard Martin - who told the Daily Telegraph that he hastened patients' deaths out of "Christian compassion" - illustrates the ethical pressures faced by medical practitioners. more

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