Year: 1991 Source: The Hospice Journal, v.7, no.4, (1991), p.51-66 SIEC No: 19920327

The author argues that hospice must respond to “Final Exit” & Hemlock supporters from a basis of consensus. Byock states that hospice must acknowledge that the euthanasia/assisted suicide movement believes in addressing the needs of people suffering from terminal illnesses as much as hospice does. But, he also says there are several compelling reasons, involving core ethical issues & issues of direct social consequence, to oppose the current political initiatives of the Hemlock Society. (4 refs)