Year: 1992 Source: Frederick, MD: University Publishing Group Inc., 1992. p.28-41 SIEC No: 20070616

In this chapter, the author argues physicians should not kill, directly or indirectly, even out of compassion for 3 reasons. First, the moral arguments favouring euthanasia are logically inadequate. Second, killing by physicians seriously distorts the healing relationship. Third, the grave social consequences of such killing are morally prohibitive. (35 refs.)