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The Sum of Our Years is Set: Death Penalty Volunteers and Medical Ethics Daniel Lenhoff

The Sum of Our Years is Set: Death Penalty Volunteers and Medical Ethics

Daniel Lenhoff

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Death row inmates who give up their appeals are known as volunteers. Volunteers put death penalty lawyers in a difficult situation: should I convince my client to push forward, or should I defer to their decision out of respect for them? This essayMoreDeath row inmates who give up their appeals are known as volunteers. Volunteers put death penalty lawyers in a difficult situation: should I convince my client to push forward, or should I defer to their decision out of respect for them? This essay looks to Medical Ethics for guidance on this difficult question. Medical professionals face dying patients every day, and the right to die debate raises many of the same issues as death row volunteers. Lawyers (and society) can gain insight into this difficult ethical question by building on the debate over terminally-ill patients in the medical community.