Year: 1995 Source: The Journal of Clinical Ethics, v.6, no.1, (Spring 1995), p.91-92 SIEC No: 19950737

The author comments that debate on physician-assisted death (PAD) for AIDS patients is almost all from the point of view of physicians rather than patients. The author views this as a depletion of the autonomy of “problem people” by physicians. 2 objections to PAD are noted: mistakes can be made & that this does not belong in the realm of health-care. The author feels that current research is too physician-oriented, & that future research should be from the view of patients or loved ones.