Medical Ethics and the Death Penalty

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  • Richard J. Bonnie

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    • Richard J. Bonnie is John S. Battle Professor of Law and director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.


Abstract

Moral opposition by medical professionals to participation in the process of sentencing for capital crimes, including refusals to provide medical treatment, may compromise the integrity of the legal process.

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