Death on the Internet

CMAJ. 1995 Jul 15;153(2):193-5.


The issues surrounding assisted suicide and euthanasia are now being debated in a new forum, the Internet. Death-NET, the creation of two activists from Canada and the US, provides up-to-date information on court cases and legislation concerning these topics. In Canada, the federal government appears reluctant to bring the issues to a vote in the House of Commons, but John Hofsess, one of DeathNET's founders, says politicians won't be able to duck them forever.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Computers*
  • Euthanasia*
  • Euthanasia, Active, Voluntary*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Information Services*
  • Internet*
  • Politics
  • Public Opinion
  • Right to Die*
  • Suicide*
  • Suicide, Assisted*
  • United States