Year: 1992 Source: Oncology Nursing Forum, v.19, no.7, suppl., (August 1992), p.41-46 SIEC No: 19920552

The role of nursing has yet to be defined in relationship to the controversial issue of euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide. With recent advances in medical technology, patients are fearful that suffering & death will be prolonged. The option of euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide is seen by some to be a right. Oncology nurses, as patient advocates, need to understand the basic issues surrounding this controversy. (28 refs.)