Letter: If society wants to legalize euthanasia, physicians should not be the ones to carry it out  

The Gazette

J. Donald Boudreau, MD

Physicians who refuse to be co-opted into assisting patients  accelerate their death are not, as Dr. Dave Lambert seems to imply,  medical dinosaurs. And by rejecting his option, we are most certainly  not trying to save or prolong lives “at all costs,” that is, we are  not vitalists. One can simultaneously reject both vitalism and euthanasia. . . [Full text]

 

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