Ann Neumann is a visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University. She is the author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America, which explores aid-in-dying issues and religion. She is a hospice volunteer.
An aging population and the associated end-of-life challenges have combined to keep assisted suicide at the center of the nation’s moral concerns.
Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University, a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of several books on medicine and ethics, including Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He has written about the balance between medical ethics and the right to a […]
Thia Cooper is associate professor of religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., and the author of Controversies in Political Theology: Development or Liberation?
Gustavo Gutierrez is John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. His book A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics and Salvation is considered a foundational work on Latin American liberation theology, and he contributed an essay to The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology.
Survey results released Aug. 6, 2013, by the Pew Research Center indicate that most Americans would not choose to dramatically increase their life spans even if scientific breakthroughs made that possible. A slim majority, in fact, said radical life extension would be bad for society. Pew also released two companion reports, “To Count Our Days: […]
Donn Moyer is the special communication project manager at Washington Department of Labor & Industries. He can discuss the department’s 2013 report on Washington’s Death With Dignity Act; the report tracked the number of individuals who made use of the law and how many doctors and pharmacists assisted them.
Silvia Sara Canetto is a psychology professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She has written extensively about assisted suicide.
John Hardwig is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research interests include bioethics, especially end-of-life issues, and he is the editor of Is There a Duty to Die?: And Other Essays in Medical Ethics.