Year: 1997 Source: Cancer Practice, v.5, no.3, (May-June 1997), p.182-185 SIEC No: 19971411

Two physicians who have worked in the forefront of the argument for & against physician-assisted suicide examine the issues. Dr. Quill, a proponent of assisted suicide in certain circumstances, shares his House of Representatives testimony. Dr. Levy, a pioneer in the hospice movement & in the development of protocols in pain & symptom management, presents a rationale against physician-assisted suicide. Both men agree that assisted death should never be an alternative to good palliative care.