Year: 1992 Source: Law, Medicine and Health Care, v.20, no.1/2, (Spring/Summer 1992), p.133-143 SIEC No: 20030974

The author investigates the issue of abuse in the debate over volunatry active euthanasia. She focuses on two central questions regarding the legalization of aid-in-dying: 1) Will there be abuse, & if so, precisely what kind?; 2) Can abuse of this sort be prevented? In exploring these questions, she considers the possible effects of legalizing voluntary, active, physician-performed euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide, in cases where help is requested by competent, terminally ill patients with less than 6 months to live. (12 refs)