Mr. J. Hoghan says in March issue of Nikkei science in 1997, "Is euthanasia really necessary?". Certainly modern medical treatment has highly developed and given patients life extention, but this life extention is said to lead to the cases that two thirds of the whole dying of a heart disease or a cancer in US continually suffer from great pain and distress. We can understand the fact that discussion of euthanasia over heats American under such curcumstances, can't we? According to the poll, most of the American think it necessary for physicians in charge to precrive a fatal dose of medicinal to the suffering pople. At the beak of fuss over euthanasia of media, donctors seem to be asked for response, and making a document like this:
it is necessary for doctors to rise to patinets' physical and mental pain more positively, to show pople concerned medical treatment and common citizen what terminally cared patients need, and to urge patients to utilize hospice emphasizing on more ease than medical treatment.