Year: 1999 Source: CMAJ. Canadian Medical Association Journal, v.160, no.6, (March 23, 1999), p.857-860 SIEC No: 19990171

This discussion results from the 1998 Logie Medical Ethics Essay Contest and focuses on passive and active euthanasia. Using case studies as a basis for argument, Gorman discusses the “case-by-case” study of euthanasia as an absolute neccessary factor in defining ethical responsibilities, and a description of each form of physician-assisted suicide. Other topics include previous doctors charged with murder in euthanasia cases, and opinions on current and proposed euthanasia laws and legislation.