Year: 1992 Source: Newslink, v.18, no.1, (Spring 1992), p.4-5 SIEC No: 19920132

The author states that too many dying people, because they never experience the proper relief of pain & other symptoms or the advocacy of hospice nurses, believe that assisted suicide is a reasonable option. Mallison argues that the popularity of “Final Exit” is a response to inadequate resources; that if people knew what was actually possible in the way of treatment, very few would choose voluntary euthanasia. This editorial originally appeared in the American Journal of Nursing, 1991.