Year: 1994 Source: Self, (July 1994), p.100-103 SIEC No: 19940278

In this article, the author reflects on his inability to honour the request of his terminally ill Mother to help her die. He describes her decline, death, & interventions by doctors. At the time of her request, Jack Kevorkian, M.D. “Suicide Doctor,” was an unknown. His Mother’s journey is presented along with an assessment of Kevorkian’s approach. The story illustrates “how unsimple a phrase like physician-assisted suicide or death is in the sickroom itself.”