Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Margaret P. Battin, Arthur G. Lipman
Opinions, cases, and commentaries on drugs used for euthanasia and assisted suicide are presented, ethical and regulatory issues in the US and other countries are discussed, as well as the practical concerns such as choice of drugs. An overview is given of the psychiatric, medical, and social perspectives, and issues including depression, pain, and organic mental disorders are examined. This book is recommended for medical professionals, persons suffering from fatal diseases, and their families and friends.