Year: 2002 Source: Western Journal of Medicine (WJM), v.176, no.2, (March 2002), p.120-123 SIEC No: 20030374

This article comments on some legal & ethical ramifications of legalizing physician-assisted suicide in America. Euthanasia laws in Australia’s Northern Territory are compared to Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. The relationship between palliative care & euthanasia is analyzed. Issues of autonomy, liberty, justice & best interest are discussed in relation to active euthanasia. (17 refs) (SC)