Year: 2000 Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, v.132, no.6, (March 21, 2000), p.476-481 SIEC No: 20000200

Some of the questions related to the value & power of guidelines for physician-assisted suicide are explored, including: What has been the experience of efforts to implement physician-assisted suicide using consensus guidelines? What goals are guidelines intended to serve? Who should formulate guidelines? What features should be reflected in any proposed guidelines to make them practical & to permit achievement of their goals? Is dying a process that is amenable to direction under guidelines?