Year: 2003 Source: BMJ, v.327, no.7408, (26 July 2003), p.213-215 SIEC No: 20030856

This article argues that the debate on legalizing euthanasia needs to include patients’ opinions on the issue rather than a dialogue solely among professionals. Summaries are included of the debate on euthanasia & research in this area. The author states that legalizing euthanasia is premature when research evidence from the perspectives of those who desire euthanasia is scant. (19 refs) (SC)