RANCHO SANTA FE AND THE CULTURE OF DEATH
- But is it assisted suicide? Fins, Joseph J.; Viederman, Milton // Hastings Center Report;May/Jun95, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p24
Presents a case study and commentaries dealing with assisted suicide. Suicide attempt by an eighty-year-old woman; Question about the removal of the victim's ventilator; Removal of ventilator as symbolic completion of suicide; Conceptual confusion for emergency room staff.
- More on Oregon. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct95, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p48
Reports that a federal judge ruled in August 1995 that the Oregon statute legalizing physician-assisted suicide was unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
- Constitutionalizing death. Capron, Alexander Morga // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p23
Reports on the constitutional basis of physician-assisted suicide in the United States. Court cases on physician-assisted suicide; Authority of federal courts regarding state law; Injunction of Oregon's statute permitting physician-assisted suicide.
- Oregon's new way to die. Campbell, Courtney S. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct96, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p42
Reports on the state of Oregon's decision to try the course of involuntary active euthanasia by a nurse. Case involving physician James Gallant who was accused for engaging in active euthanasia in the case of Clarietta Day;.
- Should psychiatrists serve as gatekeepers for physician-assisted suicide? Sullivan, Mark D.; Ganzini, Linda // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug98, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p24
Focuses on mandatory psychiatric evaluation for patients who request physician-assisted suicide. Information on the relationship between mental illness and decisionmaking capacity in dying patients; Insight into casting psychiatrists as gatekeepers in end-of-life decisions.
- The use and abuse of history in Compassion in Dying. Duncan, Dwight G.; Lubin, Peter // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Fall96, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p175
Discusses the implications for the physician-assisted suicide issue of the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling in `Compassion in Dying v. Washington.' Court's warning concerning the danger of reckless invention of new fundamental rights; Judge Stephen J. Reinhardt's use of history to justify the...
- Suicide and the Law. Richard, Jerome // Humanist;Nov/Dec94, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p12
Discusses the legal aspects of assisted suicide. States where patients can obtain help for a quick and painless death; History of the Catholic Church's stand on suicide; How suicide is legally regarded in the United States.
- Physician-assisted Suicide. Hallock, Steve // Humanist;Jul/Aug96, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p8
Focuses on the issue of physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill in the United States. Four major court rulings in 1996 concerning the issue; Case of Julia and Joseph Quinlan; Stand of the American Medical Association (AMA) on the issue.
- In the matter of Carrie A. Coons. // Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall93, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p177
Presents the case `In re Gannon ex rel. Coons,' about the question of whether or not to remove a gastronomy feeding tube from a persistently unconscious patient. Facts and issues of the case.