Brittany Maynard died in a philosophically responsible way

John Hardwig, a retired professor of philosophy, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about Brittany Maynard, who became the face of a movement to allow dying patients to choose when washingtonpostto end their lives. “The evaluation of Maynard’s death and of physician-assisted suicide more generally, must not be exclusively focused on the dying person.  That would be to revert to the self-centered, unconnected perspective. Those of us with deep attachments to family and loved ones are all charged with carefully weighing what each of our alternatives probably would mean for our loved ones, with helping them to understand whatever choice we make, and with preparing them, as best we can, to go on to live happy, fulfilled lives without us,” he wrote. Read the full article here.