Year: 2002 Source: Revista Internacional de Tanatologia y Suicidio, v.2, no.2, (2002), p.19-29 SIEC No: 20021303

This essay discusses the following questions: what is euthanasia? what value does a patient request for euthanasia have? what are the limits of freedom & self-government? what is the meaning of dying with dignity? what are the risks of legalizing euthanasia? what alternatives exist to euthanasia? & what are the legal developments with respect to euthanasia?