Year: 1994 Source: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. p.254-270 SIEC No: 20021237

This article compares the situation in the United States (where both euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide are illegal) to that in The Netherlands (where euthanasia is legal, but assisted suicide barely exists) & Germany (where physician-assisted suicide is openly permitted, but euthansia is rejected). The author argues that not only do patients with terminal illnesses have different options concerning suicide in Germany than they do in the United States, but they are also able to talk differently about it & presumably think differently about it as well.