Year: 1976 Source: International Journal of Health Services, v.6, no.2, (1976), p.321-330 SIEC No: 19820503

Ethical considerations concerning assisted suicide are presented by referring to two families of ethical systems, deontological & consequential. Deontological ethics are the ethics of duty & the conduct prescribed is held to be good in itself, regardless of the consequences. Consequential ethics maintains that moral acts are right or wrong depending upon their consequences. Negative euthanasia and suicide are given particular attention. (GS)