Year: 1997 Source: MCN. American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, v.22, no.1, (January-February 1997), p.31 SIEC No: 19970811

This column presents the legal background to the practice of assisted suicide in the United States. The right to die, informed consent of patients, & the rights of the individual/state in physician-assisted suicide are discussed. Descriptions of specific cases are included. (3 refs) (SC)