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The Ethics of Assisting a Peaceful Death When There is No Peace
Is there ever a time, is there ever conditions which could lead physicians to a permissible and direct assisting the death of their patient? Read the article by Mary Faith Marshall in the Summer 2006 issue of The University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics “Bioethics Examiner” about the patient deaths at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans and the accusation by the Louisiana Attorney General of a physician and two nurses as intentionally causing the deaths during the emotional and physical ravages of the consequences of Hurricane Katrina.
Mary Faith Marshall’s thoughts and then come back and write your thoughts here. We don’t know all the facts. We can only imagine. But then, after all is known, could assisting death, under some circumstances, be acceptable? ..Maurice.