AARON KHERIATY, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, UCI School of Medicine
Director, Medical Ethics Program, UCI Health

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SELECTED WRITINGS

See links above for additional articles, essays, interviews, lectures, debates, and panel discussions.

 
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April 3, 2020

Is there a formula for deciding which patients doctors try to save?

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FIRST, TAKE NO STAND

THE NEW ATLANTIS 

Summer 2019

On assisted suicide, the medical profession ducks behind “neutrality.”

Surgery

June 2018

"It has been almost twenty years since I dissected a dead human body. It still seems strange: My first encounter with a human body to learn the art of healing was an encounter with a corpse. What is more, I took this body to pieces. In any other context, this act would have been a felony..."

Dramatic Dew Drops

November 2015

"The debate over doctor-assisted suicide is often framed as an issue of personal autonomy and privacy. But presenting the issue in this way ignores the wider social consequences. What if it turns out that the individuals who make this choice in fact are influencing the actions of those who follow?"

Hospital

October 2015

"It’s not comfortable to watch a loved one die. But those who have died well show us that in the midst of suffering and decline we can still find courage, hope and even beauty. True compassion and mercy involve walking this difficult journey with our patients and with our loved ones — a journey in which there simply are no shortcuts."

Dress on the Wall

DYING OF DESPAIR

FIRST THINGS

August/September 2017

"On November 4, 2014, sixteen-year-old Cameron Lee, a popular, athletic, straight-A student at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, leapt in front of a commuter train. His suicide note provided no clear reason for his act; there were no apparent signs of mental illness, and he was not a bullied misfit."

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