Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal, v.148, no.9, (May 1993), p.1463-1466 SIEC No: 20052061

This article attempts to clarify terms & set limits for debate so that the focus is on the same issues. Such words as active & passive euthanasia, direct & indirect euthanasia, voluntary & involuntary euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, assisted death, medical decisions concerning the end of life, causality & culpability, palliative care, moral dilemma, double effect, active-passive distinction, & semantics are all discussed. (LC) (13 refs)