Dr Heinrichs is a psychiatrist in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Forbidding Medical Aid in Dying Requires Justification
Ethical dilemmas are sufficiently unique and complex that exceptionless rules or precise algorithms are seldom helpful.
Medical Aid in Dying: Burdened by Suffering and Loss of Dignity
Dying patients may feel burdened by suffering and loss of dignity, which is why this doctor argues in favor of medical aid in dying.
Medical Aid in Dying: Different Individuals, Different Choices
Faced with extensive suffering or loss of dignity in the context of a terminal illness, different individuals will make different choices…
Medical Aid in Dying: Leaving the Choice to the Patient
Is precluding the option of MAID against a competent patient’s wishes an exercise of paternalistic control and decision-making for the patient?
Minimizing the Risk of Limited Patient Autonomy
Opposing MAID legislation: does it give undue power to the judicial system over patient autonomy?
MAID and the Disabled
An argument for the right to medical aid in dying.
Medical Aid in Dying: Defining “Treatment”
Is MAID treatment?
The Case for Medical Aid in Dying: Part 3
Here’s why the slippery slope argument for MAID might not be applicable, according to one doctor.
The Case for Medical Aid in Dying: Part 2
One doctor refutes opposition to MAID.
The Case for Medical Aid in Dying: Part 1
A supporter of medical aid in dying refutes the basis for opposition.
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