Therapeutics and quality of life was the central topic of the round table organized by the Esteve Foundation on May 5, 1992 in Barcelona. The objective: to improve the patients’ quality of life. Mª. V. Camps, from the Department of Ethics of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Milagros Pérez-Oliva, from the journal El País , edited the discussions of this round table in Dr. Antonio Esteve’s Monograph number 14. Among other topics, quality of life measurement, contribution of analgesics to the quality of life of the terminal patient, and AIDS and quality of life, were discussed.