Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide: The Current Debate

Ian Gentles
Stoddart Publishing (1995)
$17 (Cdn), $14 (US)

The signs are everywhere: the final taboo has been breached; death has come out of the closet.

In recent years, euthanasia has become a subject of passionate debate. Questions have been raised about health care, about pain control, about assisted suicide and about the implications of the legalization of euthanasia. Nowhere is the more apparent than in the Sue Rodriguez, and Robert and Tracy Latimer cases.

One thing is certain: the issue is not going to go away. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: The Current Debate is a an important and timely overview of the problems of palliative care of the terminally ill, assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the law, written by major Canadian contributors, including: Ian Hunter, Ian Gentles, Dr. John Scott, and Robert Nadeau. This will form an essential part of any collection on bioethics and contemporary legal and social issues.