Ethics of Deactivating Implantable Devices
Kevin B. O'Reilly
American Medical News
November 24, 2010
Only 12% of lawyers thought turning off a pacemaker amounted to physician-assisted suicide, compared with 24% of patients. One in 10 doctors thought deactivating a defibrillator was akin to assisted suicide, said the study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Link: Ethics of Deactivating Implantable Devices, Glenn McGee, PhD, John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics, The Bioethics Channel, 17 minutes 56 seconds