Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, v.6, no.5, (July 1991), p.306-311 SIEC No: 19920109

There is a significant pattern emerging in the discourse about euthanasia & assisted suicide. This pattern is a dynamic, tension that should be nurtured in the best interests of our options at the end of life. The creative tension is between the freedom to end one’s life with a minimum of suffering & the efforts to make it more desirable to live. The author argues that this tension must be maintained for the good of everyone. Too much emphasis on either one could result in a dangerous extreme.