Year: 1997 Source: The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, v.14, no.3, (May/June 1997), p.132-134 SIEC No: 19980418

Miller argues that making assisted suicide available is not a contradictory position to espousing hospice care. He draws on historical & political examples to explain the ethical basis for this assertion. Miller challenges the argument that making assisted suicide available leads to a slippery slope towards euthanasia, eugenics or genocide. He asserts that the “slope” is the loss of personal autonomy & that further eroding it is more likely to lead to coercive intervention in people’s lives.