Year: 1997 Source: American Family Physician, v.55, no.7, (May 15, 1997), p.2421-2422, 2425, 2427 SIEC No: 19970255

This editorial discusses the dilemma that patients & physicians feel when faced with terminal or debilitating illness. Both sides of the physician-assisted suicide issue are explored. The role of the hospice is discussed. States that despite the lack of training in the medical profession, physicians must become comfortable in dealing with this sensitive issue.