Year: 1994 Source: CMAJ. Canadiam Medical Association Journal, v.151, no.3, (August 1, 1994), p.271 SIEC No: 19940871

In this letter to the editor, Rutter outlines a proposal for physician-assisted suicide. He proposes a declaration written by the patient, “I …wish to end my life with the help of my doctor at a time to be designated by me.”. This declaration would be signed in front of a lawyer & countersigned by an authorized judge. Rutter believes that his solution would protect both patients & physicians.