Year: 1993 Source: Journal of Family Practice, v.37, no.2, (August 1993), p.171-179 SIEC No: 19930850

The legalization of physician-asssisted suicide would affect the way American physicians practice medicine in unpredictable ways, yet physicians are participating relatively little in deliberations concerning this issue. The author, a former family physician & now geriatric psychiatrist, reviews the pros & cons of physician-assisted suicide (emphasizing arguments against legalization) & encourages family physicians to debate this matter. (65 refs.)