Euthanasia: The Good of the Patient, The Good of the Society.

 
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How should physicians and a concerned public respond to initiatives to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide? While recent surveys show that the public favors giving terminally ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide, physician response is divided and vigorously debated. Although euthanasia means "a good death," what is a good death? Who should decide? How should the decisions be made? What is the difference between killing and allowing to die? These are the...

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