'Rational Suicide' Raises Patient Rights Issues.

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    • Abstract:
      Discusses the legal, medical and moral questions being raised by the concept of rational suicide, a terminally ill patient's decision to take his or her own life. Debate concerning the extent of patients' right to control their own treatment; Attention generated by self-deliverance or voluntary euthanasia since 1978; Possibility that the acceptance of rational suicide could lead to its abuse.