NEJM Audio Perspectives

Physicians and Execution - Part 2

October 8, 200910 min
In this continuing roundtable discussion, moderator Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, is joined by Deborah Denno, professor of law at Fordham University; Dr. Robert Truog, professor of medical ethics, anesthesiology, and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; and Dr. David Waisel, associate professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, in a conversation about lethal injection, the current protocol, possible alternatives, and the role of healthcare professionals in putting convicted criminals to death. This is the second of a two-part discussion. To listen to Part 1, click here.

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