Year: 1997 Source: Fordham Urban Law Journal, v.24, no.4, (Summer 1997), p.795-815 SIEC No: 20030970

The author examines the debate over whether or not one has a right to physician-assisted suicide in light of the conflict it causes between claims of individual liberty, personal autonomy & self determination versus preservation of life as a societal value. In this context, he examines the case against suicide, the difference between suicide & the withdrawal of treatment, & active suicide as distinguished from passive suicide.