This is a classical case shedding light on the pros and cons of mercy killing. Albania, Belgium, Netherlands, Oregon, Switzerland and Luxembourg are some places where euthanasia or assisted suicide has been legalized.
The physician provides the necessary means or information Important Facts about Physician-Assisted Suicide
Fred Feldman "Playing God: A Problem for Physician Assisted Suicide?" presented at Lafayette College, November 12, 1998 Playing God: A Problem for Physician Assisted Suicide
3 Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: A Current Legal Perspective i Richard S. Myers In this article, I will discuss the legal developments with regard to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. ii I think there is much good news.
Assisted Suicide Dale E. Dyer, BSN 1999 graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas Abstract Does the process of dying have to be slow, painful, and undignified?
Chapter 5 Bioethics, Euthanasia, and Physician-Assisted Suicide We all labor against our own cure; for death is the cure of all diseases. —S IR T HOMAS B ROWNE , 1605-1682, U RN B URIAL Objectives After reading this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions: •How do ethics ...
a national survey of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the united states volume 338 number 17 * 1193 special article a national survey of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the united states d iane e. m eier, m.d., c arol-a nn e mmons, p h.d., s ylvan w allenstein, p h.d., t ...
See generally Mark E. Chopko & Michael F. Moses, Assisted Suicide: Still a Wonderful Life?, 70 Notre Dame L.Rev. 519, 561 (1995); Yale Kamisar, Are Laws against Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional?, 23 Hastings Center Rep., May-June 1993, at 32.
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania has a law which specifically prohibits assisted suicide. 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. §2505. Euthanasia is prohibited in Pennsylvania under the general homicide laws.