Year: 1999 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.156, no.6, (June 1999), p.967 SIEC No: 20050054

The reviewer describes this book as a “well-balanced & considerate treatise,” which examines the psychosocial experiences related to euthanasia & assisted suicide in the Western world, including the Netherlands, Germany, & the United Kingdom. A notable inclusion is the examination of the practice of euthanasia by veterinarians & their emotional reactions to their actions. The one drawback highlighted in this review is the lack of any consideration of the views of any non-Western cultures or societies & their religions.