Year: 1994 Source: Alberta Doctor's Digest, (July/August 1994), p.4-5 SIEC No: 19940638

In this editorial, Higgins discusses what legalizing assisted suicide will mean to physicians. He asks questions about the effect of legalization on the patient-doctor relationship, & the effect of killing upon the physician & the physician’s family. He asks who will protect patients from relatives who subtly pressure them to ask for assisted suicide. Higgins cites several examples, e.g. Josef Mengele, to counter arguments that physician integrity will prevent the abuse of patients.