Year: 1992 Source: Medicine and Law, v.11, no.5-6, (1992), p.345-352 SIEC No: 19930940

The debate over physician-assisted suicide is reviewed, starting with the assumption that issues of who might approriately be granted such extreme assistance or how such decisions might be made can be unambiguously decided. The author concludes that even if physician-assisted suicide could be justified on purely ethical grounds, there is no reason to believe that it is possible for physicians accurately to determine whose requests should be granted. (29 refs.)