Year: 1998 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.28, no.2, (Summer 1998), p.239-241 SIEC No: 19980844

Pellegrino reviews Hendin’s book, which opposes physician-assisted suicide. Many of Hendin’s arguments are based on the experiences of the Dutch. Hendin shows that what seems like an autonomous choice by the patient is rather the result of an intricate relationship between physician & patient. However, cultural differences between the Dutch and US are not considered. Many of his observations are also biased & anecdotal. However, Pellegrino feels that Hendin’s observations are worth evaluating.