Year: 1995 Source: Toronto, ON: Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 1995. p.95-104, 122-123 SIEC No: 19950560

Euthanasia & assisted suicide have arisen as a direct consequence of unresolved fear & denial. Euthanasia would enhance the pain of dying. Increasingly, patients are distrustful of palliative care. There appears to be a growing fear of narcotics. Public attention & government funding are being diverted away from palliative care. Research on the terminally ill indicates that a strong wish to die is rare. 85% of patients in advanced stages of diseases have measurable delirium.