Dr Mark Komrad: Why psychiatrists should oppose euthanasia.

Posted August 6, 2019 5:14 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Dr Mark Komrad: Why psychiatrists should oppose euthanasia.

Dr Mark Komrad, MD is a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins, who speaks to the Anscombe Bioethics Centre about why psychiatrists should oppose euthanasia.The following text is a paraphrase, of the video interview produced by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. (Alex Schadenberg)The situation concerning euthanasia or assisted suicide for psychiatric reasons.Since 2002, the Netherlands and Belgium (Luxembourg in 2009) legalized euthanasia with no distinction between terminal and non-terminal conditions. These laws allowed for euthanasia for physical and psychiatric reasons.This has led to some patients receiving suicide assistance rather than suicide prevention.As a psychiatrist, I disagree with these developments based on my Hippocratic

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