WHILE WE'RE AT IT
- Legal physician-assisted dying in Oregon and the Netherlands: evidence concerning the impact on patients in "vulnerable" groups. Battin, Margaret P.; Van der Heide, Agnes; Ganzini, Linda; Van der Wal, Gerrit; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregie D. // Journal of Medical Ethics;Oct2007, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p591
Background: Debates over legalisation of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) or euthanasia often warn of a "slippery slope", predicting abuse of people in vulnerable groups. To assess this concern, the authors examined data from Oregon and the Netherlands, the two principal jurisdictions in which...
- Responses to Daniel Callahan. Meilaender, Gilbert // First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1994, Issue 42, p15
Presents an imaginary dialogue with Daniel Callahan, author of the book "The Troubled Dream of Life." Discussion on euthanasia; Information on permanent vegetative state patients.
- Assisted Dying in France. The Evolution of Assisted Dying in France: A Third Way? LEWIS, PENNEY // Medical Law Review;Apr2006, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p44
The article examines an approach to legalising assisted dying proposed in France. The use of human rights documents to legalise assisted dying in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain is discussed. The duty-based approach to legalising euthanasia in the Netherlands is tackled. The Comitï¿½...
- Exploring the case for assisted dying in the UK. Haigh, Carol // Nursing Standard;1/4/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 18, p33
This article discusses the concepts of euthanasia, assisted suicide and physician-assisted suicide, under the umbrella term of assisted dying, from a pro-assisted dying perspective. It outlines the key principles underpinning the debate around assisted dying and refutes the main arguments put...
- Quarterly report of the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Spring96, Vol. 11 Issue 4, pV
Focuses on the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled Inc.'s proposal for a nationwide campaign to thwart the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Litigation, legislative support and the provision of technical support and resources; Funding concerns.
- What is a Death With Dignity? Gentzler, Jyl // Journal of Medicine & Philosophy;Aug2003, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p461
Proponents of the legalization of assisted suicide often appeal to our supposed right to "die with dignity" to defend their case. I examine and assess different notions of "dignity" that are operating in many arguments for the legalization of assisted suicide, and I find them all to be...
- Infighting mars budding license plate initiative. Fiala, Jennifer // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;Dec2003, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p14
Addresses issues surrounding a legislative venture designed to create specialty license plates to fund programs lowering animal euthanasia rates in Florida in 2003. Responsibility of the Florida Voices for Animals (FVA); Remarks from Representative Nan Rich; Opposition of Jim Gisondi, FVA head.
- From the West. Spence, Dingle // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p155
Presents author's opinion on a document prepared by the European Association of Palliative Care Ethics Task Force concerning issues related to euthanasia. Approval of the author to the abandonment of the term voluntary euthanasia; Biased approach of the document towards palliative care;...
- From Denmark. Busch, Christian Juul // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p153
Focuses on the European Association of Palliative Care Ethics Task Force stance on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Key argument in favor of legalization of euthanasia; Need for autonomy in palliative care; Rights of a doctor according to rules in Denmark.