Year: 1997 Source: New England Journal of Medicine, v.337, no.17, (October 23, 1997), p.1234-1236 SIEC No: 19980271

This article discusses a 1997 US Supreme Court ruling that there is no constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide. The ruling effectively required all states to ensure that their laws do not obstruct the provision of adequate palliative care, especially for the alleviation of pain & other physical symptoms of people facing death. (23 refs.)