Physicians and Execution: Highlights from a Discussion of Lethal Injection
New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 358, pp. 448-51, January 31, 2008
4 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2008
This article constitutes excerpts of a videotaped discussion hosted by the New England Journal of Medicine on January 14, 2008, concerning a range of topics on lethal injection prompted by the United States Supreme Court's January 7 oral arguments in Baze v. Rees. Dr. Atul Gawande moderated the roundtable that included two anesthesiologists - Dr. Robert Truog and Dr. David Waisel - as well as law professor Deborah Denno. The discussion focused on the drugs used in lethal injection executions, whether physicians should participate, potential alternatives, and some of the legal parameters of Baze.
Keywords: Baze, Rees, lethal injection, Supreme Court, physicians, anesthesiology
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