Year: 1986 Source: Euthanasia Review, v.1, no.1, (Spring 1986), p.5-12 SIEC No: 20030475

The author claims the purpose of this article is to make the terminally ill aware that they have the right to choose to end their own life. A tongue-in-cheek taxonomy of suicide is followed by a series of imagined objections to sensible suicide interlaced with rebuttals to those objections. The author determines that healthy, autonomous people are the most likely to avail themselves of the sensible suicide option. He also argues that hospice is not enough, and that permitting sensible suicide would be a measure of compassion toward the terminally ill. (12 refs)