Year: 1984 Source: Cornell Law Review, v.69, (January 1984), p.363-383 SIEC No: 19860768

Stated is that euthanasia when performed with the consent of the terminally ill patient is an act of suicide. Issues of voluntariness, exercise of free will, competence, active & pasive euthanasia, the right to self-determination, & the right of the terminally ill patient to refuse treatment are interpreted in a court of law. Practical legal guidelines for dealing with voluntary active euthanasia are provided. (NBB)