Year: 1996 Source: Social Work and Christianity, v.23, no.2, (Fall 1996), p.102-114 SIEC No: 20021108

This essay examines the dilemma of assisted suicide from a social worker’s perspective, particularly in relation to recent medical advances which have raised numerous ethical concerns focusing on end-of-life decisions, including requests for assisted suicide. While elaborating on the presence of conflicting values in the social worker’s dillema, it also examines the implications for social work practice in the near future.