Year: 2002 Source: Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. p.52-68 SIEC No: 20040157

The author explores two fundamental questions about euthanasia & assisted suicide: 1) Ought the general duty of the physician to relive suffering encompass the right to assist a patient to take his or her own life?; & 2) What should be done in response to suffering? He argues that the relief of suffering is not human beings’ highest moral duty to each other, & that euthanasia is not a reasonable response to suffering.