Year: 1995 Source: The Canadian Nurse, v.91, no.8, (September 1995), p.29-34 SIEC No: 19950436

Nurses have valuable perspectives to add to the discussion of ethical questions associated with end-of-life decision-making. The potential for poor decision-making & for discrimmination against vulnerable groups, makes legalized euthanasia & assisted suicide dangerous. Differences between cessation of treatment, euthanasia & assisted suicide are looked at. Strategies designed to ensure optimal care for the dying & to strengthen the moral communities in which care is delivered are presented.