Raymond DeVries, Ph.D. featured in NYTimes article
Raymond De Vries, Ph.D. (University of Michigan ) and Scott Kim, MD, Ph.D. (NIH) were quoted in the New York Times recently regarding their study of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) for persons with psychiatric illnesses. The study found that persons receiving EAS for psychiatric disorders in the Netherlands were mostly women, of diverse ages, with complex and chronic psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial histories. The researchers also reported that in more than half of approved cases, people had declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die.
Dr. De Vries co-directs the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of Learning Health Sciences and of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also visiting professor at CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.