Year: 1988 Source: Euthanasia Review, v.3, no.1, (Spring/Summer 1988), p.56-72 SIEC No: 20021208

Reviews the Hastings Center Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment & the Care of the Dying, published in 1987. The author argues that while the report presents a cogent, sensible position on the matters of euthanasia & assisted suicide, at the same time it presents the reader with a glaring inconsistency: It advocates a position that says an individual has a fundamental right to assisted suicide & yet, on the other hand, explicitly denies that individuals have this right. He explores this through a detailed review of the report.