Year: 1998 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.28, no.5, (1998), p.25-29 SIEC No: 20030040

The author acknowledges that those who defend physician-assisted suicide often seek to distinguish it from active euthanasia, but he argues that in fact, the two acts face the same objections: both can lead to abuse, both implicate the physician in the death of a patient, & both violate whatever objections there are to killing. He claims that their moral similarity derives from the similar roles of the physician.