Year: 1991 Source: The Medical Journal of Australia, v.154, no.3, (February 4, 1991), p.203-205 SIEC No: 19910313

This article discusses the morality of assisted suicide by physicians. The controversy began in America with an assisted sucide by Dr. Jack Kevorkian. This article argues that assisted suciide is moral under certain circumstances. He asserts it can allow patients personal autonomy before the autonomy is snatched from them by a disabling & terminal illness. He also provides guidelines to ensure assisted suicide is carried out safely & appropriately. (VM)