This edition in the Current Controversies series explores whether or not assisted suicide should be legal and the morality issues related to the practice. The title also discusses the possible abuses carried out under the guise of assisted suicide, including the possibility that it is sometimes expanded to active euthanasia or that it may target vulnerable groups.
"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001)
Price: US $28.45