Year: 1998 Source: CMAJ. Canadian Medical Association Journal, v.158, no.8, (April 21, 1998), p.1071-1072 SIEC No: 19980814

This article discusses the court dismissal of murder charges against Morrison, a Halifax physician. Morrison was accused of murdering a terminally ill cancer patient through the injection of potassium chloride. The repercussions of the trial are discussed, including the need for both physicians & the government to clarify the issue of euthanasia. Physicians must still be cautious despite the ruling. Better palliative care for terminally ill patients should be a goal for the medical community.