Erich Loewy, MD, Professor and Endowed Alumni Association Chair (emeritus) of the Bioethics Program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, wrote in the chapter "Harming, Healing, and Euthanasia," that appeared in his 1998 book Regulating How We Die:

“The better our care of terminal patients, the less will be the need for euthanasia. Orchestrating death by giving as much content and meaning to the last stage of living as to every other stage, rather than focusing on dying, can do much to reduce the need for euthanasia. Nevertheless, the need for active euthanasia will not vanish. Inevitably, part of good ‘orchestration’ of a patient’s last days may require euthanasia or assisted suicide.”