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Issue Guide: Right to Die

Public Agenda.

The Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that conducts public opinion research. The Right to Die issue guide includes an overview of the issues involved, discussions of the pros and cons of different approaches, survey findings and trends of public opinions, and information on sources of bias in survey results.

Euthanasia and End of Life Decisions

Hinman, Lawrence M..

Lawrence M. Hinman is a philosophy professor, author, and director of the Values Institute at the University of San Diego. In this website he includes links to online videos that feature bioethics experts, links to court cases, and links to NPR and PBS specials on euthanasia right to die issues. The site also includes a bibliography of euthanasia resources.

Schiavo Case Resources

University of Miami Ethics Programs.

This website includes a detailed timeline that outlines Terry Shiavo’s care, the legal petitions, motions and appeals filed by her parents and husband, legislative action by the U.S. Congress and President Bush, and court orders and rulings. The site also has links to religious resources on right to die issues.

Life-sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State

Pope John Paul II.

Address of Pope John Paul II to the participants in the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and Pontifical Academy for Life Congress on Saturday, March 20, 2004.

Right to die : critical decision

ABCNews. (Films for the Humanities, 2004)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .C75 2004

1 DVD (23 minutes). "Originally broadcast on 10/21/03" on Nightline.

On our own terms : Moyers on dying

Moyers, Bill. (Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; 2000)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726.8 .O5 2000

Four VHS cassettes (90 minutes each)

  • Living with Dying
  • A Different Kind of Care (palliative care)
  • A Death of One's Own
  • A Time to Change

One brief life

Rolfe, Sophie; British Broadcasting Corporation. (Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .O64 1999

1 VHS cassette (40 min.) Ethics surrounding the medical care of a premature infant with nonsurvivable abnormalities.

Calling Dr. Kevorkian : a date with Dr. Death

HBO Original Programming. (Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .C335 1998

1 VHS cassette (55 minutes).

Making treatment decisions

Mercy Health Services. (Mercy Health Services, 1990)
McNichols Campus Library
R 725.5 .M48 no.1

1 VHS cassette (25 minutes). "Discussion of living wills, power of attorney, and the importance of informing one's physician and family members in advance of wishes regarding medical care in case of incapacitation."

Woman who decided to die : challenges and choices at the edges of medicine

Munson, Ronald. (Oxford University Press, 2009)
McNichols Campus Library
R 724 .M874 2009

--And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life

Kaufman, Sharon R.. (Scribner, 2005)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726.8 .K385 2005

Bioethics beyond the headlines : who lives? who dies? who decides?

Jonsen, Albert R.. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
McNichols Campus Library
R 724 .J655 2005

Table of Contents

Contemporary issues in bioethics : a Catholic perspective

Walter, James J. ; Shannon, Thomas A.. (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005)
McNichols Campus Library
R 725.56 .W35 2005

Table of Contents

Assisted suicide and the right to die : the interface of social science, public policy, and medical ethics

Rosenfeld, Barry. (American Psychological Association, 2004)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .R64 2004

Nursing ethics through the life span

Bandman, Elsie L.; Bandman, Bertram. (4th ed., Prentice Hall, 2002)
McNichols Campus Library
RT 85 .B33 2002

The right to die with dignity : an argument in ethics, medicine, and law

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael. (Rutgers University Press, 2001)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .C635 2001

Last rights : the struggle over the right to die

Woodman, Sue. (Perseus, 2001)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .W655 2001

Focus on the end of life : scientific and social issues

Lawton, M. Powell. (Springer Publishing Co., 2000)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726.8 .F63 2000

Advance directives and surrogate decision making in health care : United States, Germany, and Japan

Sass, Hans-Martin; Veatch, Robert M.; Kimura, Rihito (eds.). (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726.2 .A38 1998

Book Description

Regulating how we die : the ethical, medical, and legal issues surrounding physician-assisted suicide

Emanuel, Linda L. (ed.). (Harvard University Press, 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .R445 1998

Last rights? : assisted suicide and euthanasia debated

Uhlmann, Michael M. (ed.).. (Ethics and Public Policy Center, William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1998)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .L379 1998

Assisted suicide : a decision-making guide for health professionals

Jamison, Stephen. (Jossey-Bass, 1997)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .J357 1997

Physician-assisted suicide

Weir, Robert F. (ed.). (Indiana University Press, 1997)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .P49 1997

Controversies in ethics in long-term care

Olson, Ellen; Chichin, Eileen R.; Libow, Leslie S. (eds.). (Springer Pub. Co., 1995)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .C673 1995

Life on the line : ethics, aging, ending patients' lives, and allocating vital resources

Kilner, John Frederic. (W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1992)
McNichols Campus Library
R 725.56 .K55 1992

The right to die : policy innovation and its consequences

Glick,Henry R.. (Columbia University Press, 1992)
McNichols Campus Library
KF 3827 .E87 Z954 1992

Suicide and euthanasia : historical and contemporary themes

Brody, Baruch A. (ed.). (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .S79 1989

Abating treatment with critically ill patients : ethical and legal limits to the medical prolongation of life

Weir, Robert F.. (Oxford University Press, 1989)
McNichols Campus Library
R 726 .W39 1989

The Appleton International Conference: Developing guidelines for decisions to forgo life-prolonging medical treatment

Stanley, John M. (ed.). Journal of Medical Ethics. (18, September 1992)
McNichols Campus Library
R 724 .J68

Special issue covering the third Appleton International Conference, an international conference of twenty-four practicing clinicians from nine countries. The delegates revised guidelines developed in a previous conference using input from over 152 discussion groups and 749 individual evaluators. Discussion groups included hospital ethics committees, hospice teams, health care economists, and other health care professionals

Proxy decision making for incompetent patients: An ethical and empirical analysis

JAMA. (267(15), April 1992, 2067-71)
McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library
Dental library stacks R 15 .A48 or McNichols Campus Library microfiche

Decisions to abate life-sustaining treatment for nonautonomous patients. Ethical standards and legal liability for physicians after Cruzan

Weir, Robert F., Gostin, L.. JAMA. (264(14), Oct. 10, 1990, 1846-1853)
McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library
Dental library stacks R 15 .A48 or McNichols Campus Library microfiche

The health care proxy and the living will

Annas, George J.. The New England journal of medicine. (24 (17), April 1991, 1210-1213)
McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library
Dental Library Stacks R 11 .B7, McNichols Campus Library microfilm

Assisted suicide : Pro-choice or anti-life?

Doerflinger, Richard. Hastings Center Report. (19(1), Jan-Feb 1989, S 16-19)
McNichols Campus Library
R 724 .H27b

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Neither for Love Nor Money: Why Doctors Must Not Kill

Kass, Leon R.. Public Interest. (94, Winter 1989, 25-46.)
McNichols Campus Library
H 1 .P85

Conflicts between patients' wishes to forgo treatment and the policies of health care facilities

Miles, S. H.. The New England journal of medicine. (321(1), July 6, 1989, 48-50)
McNichols Campus Library & Dental School Library
Dental Library Stacks R 11 .B7, McNichols Campus Library microfilm

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