When is it Right to die?
Ericksen J~~Rodney P~~et al
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.