TITLE

Physician Participation in Capital Punishment

AUTHOR(S)
Waisel, David
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2007, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p1073
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the issue concerning the involvement of physician in capital punishment. He stresses that there are numerous issues surrounding capital punishment which includes appropriateness, fairness and effectiveness as a crime deterrent. He argues that it is ethical for physicians to lessen the punishment corresponding to the medical obligation which allow physician participation in legal execution. He believes that involvement is necessary to improve the humaneness of execution.
ACCESSION #
26757467

 

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