Death with Dignity: an Alternative Model

By Shira Ruskay

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 20, 1996

Although physician-assisted suicide (PAS) seems to be a manifestation of respect for patient rights, it actually creates an opportunity for profound abuse of the sick. There is no way to tell whether a person who commits PAS is truly acting altruistically.

Topic: Theology, Morality, Suicide, Ethics, Relationships, Death and Mourning, Medical Care

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.27/no.517

Page Number(s): 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ruskay, Shira. Death with Dignity: an Alternative Model. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 20 September 1996: 3-4. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8415


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