Year: 1984 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (17th: 1984: Anchorage,Alaska), p.116-118 SIEC No: 19850368

Suicide & Euthanasia are both unnatural ways of dying. Suicide is death by one’s own hand. The author argues that if we recognize the right of suicide, then we must equally grant the right of Euthanasia. In this discussion of ethics, morality & freedom, Dr.Pohlmeier concludes suicide & Euthanasia do not represent opposites, & efforts toward a human death do not contradict efforts toward suicide prevention. (note: a summary of an original presentation to AAS, May 2-5/84.)(NBB)