Year: 2000 Source: Ethics and Behavior, v.10, no.3, (2000), p.239-255 SIEC No: 20031056

In the context of hastening death, the author of this article argues that the only appropriate course of action for an organization whose members are clinical practitioners is to provide suggestions about how a professional can assist a person considering assisted suicide. Any other course of action, he argues, such as theorizing about the appropriateness of members being involved in assisted suicide, or about the moral acceptability of assisted suicide, are merely political posturing & are counterproductive to providing proper care to clients in need. (43 refs)