Year: 1991 Source: New England Journal of Medicine, v.324, no.10, (March 7, 1991), p.691-694 SIEC No: 19910652

This article is written by a physician, & is about a patient diagnosed with leukemia. The odds of recovery with chemotherapy were 25%, & the woman decided to forego treatment. Later, she asked her doctor about assisted suicide once she became seriously ill. They discussed it extensively, & she discussed it with her family & friends. He gave her barbiturates. The doctor commends her ability to face tragedy, & her courage in ending her suffering. (VM)