A thorough and incisive way of looking at the death penalty. The article is long — but you’ll be hooked, I promise. This piece discusses the death penalty (what is it? why do we use lethal injection as opposed to hanging, or electrocution?), who administers the injection (physicians? technicians?), what it is like to be that person and whether or not this is an ethical choice.
Relevant today in a huge way.
What I like most about it: this author is bald-faced honest with you. There is no sugar-coating or over-dramatization to portray a specific belief. Everyone who wants to work in a medical profession in the future should read this:
When Law and Ethics Collide: Why Physicians Participate in Executions. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp068042