Year: 1992 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.22, no.2, (March-April 1992), p.10-22 SIEC No: 19920015

In this article, the author argues in favour of both voluntary active euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide. He begins by defining the differences between these two acts. Next, he discusses some of the philosophical issues involved, including: self-determination & individual well-being; potential negative & positive consequences of permitting euthanasia; the possibility of progression to nonvoluntary active euthanasia; & the role of the physician. Case histories are also presented. (VM)