Year: 2003 Source: BMJ, v.327, no.7405, (5 July 2003), p.51-53 SIEC No: 20030713

These letters to the editor respond to a paper by Hurst & Mauron who asserted that the allowance of assisted suicide should be separated from the allowance of doctors to assist suicide in the Swiss penal code. The views of advocates & opponents of doctor-assisted suicide are included. Issues of personal dignity, the value of a human life, & the unique position of physicians are discussed. (11 refs) (SC)