Year: 1999 Source: New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc., 1999. p.77-94 SIEC No: 20010909

Euthanasia & assisted suicide continue to spark strong emotional reactions & heated debates. Proponents on both sides of the controversy have presented compelling arguments based on individual rights, compassion, medical ethics, & societal responsibility. This chapter reviews some of these arguments in their societal & personal contexts, & introduces palliative counselling as an alternative approach in responding to end-of-life issues. (29 refs.)