Year: 1994 Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal, v.151, no.3, (August 1, 1994), p.345-348 SIEC No: 19940992

Dr. Ogle argues that there a number of reasons why physicians should not assist patients to die. He states that the prominence of physicians in the debate about assisted suicide is a trap into which the profession has allowed itself to walk. Ogle says that physicians should not accept responsibilities that are not theirs. Just as physicians cannot offer life to their patients, they should realize that they cannot offer death because it is a role that lies outside the realm of medicine.