Year: 1997 Source: RN, v.60, no.3, (March 1997), p.17-18, 20 SIEC No: 19970808

In this hypothetical case, a woman with terminal bone cancer has asked her physician to help end her life. He plans to lend assistance. The question that is asked of nurses is: if the doctor asks you to make a lethal drug available to the patient, what would you do? Arguments for and against assisted suicide are reviewed & a discussion of where nurses fit inin the assisted suicide debate is presented. (4 refs.)