TITLE

The right to assisted suicide: Protection of autonomy or an open door to social killing?

AUTHOR(S)
Rosenblum, Victor G.; Forsythe, Clarke D.
PUB. DATE
June 1990
SOURCE
Issues in Law & Medicine;Summer90, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the status of assisted suicide as a public policy in the United States. Review of relevant portions of the common law; `Right to die' cases; Doctrines of autonomy and privacy; Authors' argument that a right to assisted suicide would result in a fundamental change in the role of physician from healer to killer; Defense for fundamental moral principles.
ACCESSION #
9608010232

 

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