Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, v.6, no.5, (July 1991), p.298-305 SIEC No: 19920108

Although The Netherlands, Germany & the United States are alike in having aging populations, they face end-of-life dilemmas quite differently. This paper examines objections to the manner in which each country approaches this dilemma, & observes the differences in background cultures. It is argued that physician-assisted suicide in terminal illness is the practice most compatible with the special characteristics of the United States. (9 refs.)