Year: 1992 Source: Journal of Clinical Ethics, v.3, no.1, (Spring 1992), p.35-37 SIEC No: 20060049

This commentary explicates the argument of Erich Loewy that the purpose of medicine for dying patients should be the reduction of suffering, including physician-assisted suicide when no other means of relief is available. Arguments of other ethicists who maintain the moral & legal distinction between passive & legal euthanasia are also discussed. (9 refs.)