Year: 1981 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, v.246, no.17, (1981), p.1949-1950 SIEC No: 19820544

Clinical issues behind a request for euthanasia are explored by presenting the case report of a terminally ill patient who requested his physician’s assistance in ending his life. The traditional duties of the physician, according to the Hippocratic Oath, as well as the views towards euthanasia of current American physicians are presented. (GS)