Year: 1986 Source: Journal of Religion and Health, v.25, no.1, (Spring 1986), p.51-57 SIEC No: 20060317

This paper highlights the basic Buddhist cosmology & ethical teachings, emphasizing the concepts of rebirth & Karma. Buddhist views on illness, its cause, & euthanasia is explored & contrasted with the view of Marvin Kohl. The author concludes that Buddhism prohibits euthanasia as an option for the terminally ill but advocate hospice care instead. (22 refs.)(CH)