The `supremes' decide on assisted suicide: What should a doctor do?

Lavery, James V.; Singer, Peter A.
August 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 4, p405
Academic Journal
Editorial. Discusses the practical and ethical implications of United States and Canadian Supreme Court decisions relating to assisted suicide. June 26, 1997 ruling by the US Supreme Court stating that there is no constitutionally protected right to assisted suicide; US Supreme Court's rejection of two key arguments; Failure to resolve ethical or legal debate; 1993 ruling by Supreme Court of Canada; Implications of rulings for Canadian physicians; Advice against performing euthanasia; More.


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