New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM-AState)

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Corbett S. Hall is a second-year osteopathic medical student at NYITCOM-AState. He graduated in 2016 from Harding University where he studied biochemistry and molecular biology.


Suicide, physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, Kevorkian


Physician-assisted suicide contradicts the traditional role of doctor as healer and undermines the empathetical relationship between physician and patient. Suicide is a tragedy of despair and the triumph of evil; Christian physicians should consider other means to alleviate the suffering of terminal patients.

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