right to die

Summary

Summary: The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Depression in the context of disability and the "right to die"
    Carol J Gill
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608, USA
    Theor Med Bioeth 25:171-98. 2004
  2. ncbi An ethical dilemma in a hospice setting
    Robin L McMahon
    The Catholic University of America, National Catholic School of Social Service, Washington, DC, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:79-87. 2003
  3. ncbi Preferences of the Dutch general public for a good death and associations with attitudes towards end-of-life decision-making
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 20:685-92. 2006
  4. ncbi Living and dying with dignity: a qualitative study of the views of older people in nursing homes
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Age Ageing 38:411-6. 2009
  5. pmc Why Oregon patients request assisted death: family members' views
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland VAMC, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:154-7. 2008
  6. ncbi Evaluation of competence to consent to assisted suicide: views of forensic psychiatrists
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregan Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 97207, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:595-600. 2000
  7. ncbi Caring for the dying: from a "negative" to a "positive" legal right to die at home
    Israel Doron
    Department of Gerontology, Faculty of Health and Social Welfare, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel 31905
    Care Manag J 6:22-8. 2005
  8. ncbi Why The Netherlands?
    Raphael Cohen-Almagor
    University of Haifa, Israel
    J Law Med Ethics 30:95-104. 2002
  9. ncbi Judgement of suffering in the case of a euthanasia request in The Netherlands
    J A C Rietjens
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 35:502-7. 2009
  10. ncbi Assessing right to die attitudes: a conceptually guided measurement model
    J R Rogers
    Department of Counseling, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555 3257, USA
    J Soc Issues 52:63-84. 1996

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Publications216 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Depression in the context of disability and the "right to die"
    Carol J Gill
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60608, USA
    Theor Med Bioeth 25:171-98. 2004
    ..mediated stressors, there is no theoretical or empirical evidence to indicate that depression and its role in the "right to die" is dynamically different, more natural, or more reasonable for disabled people than for non-disabled people.
  2. ncbi An ethical dilemma in a hospice setting
    Robin L McMahon
    The Catholic University of America, National Catholic School of Social Service, Washington, DC, USA
    Palliat Support Care 1:79-87. 2003
    ..Lack of societal consensus on the parameters of a terminally ill person's right to die continues to confound at times the health care field, including hospice programs...
  3. ncbi Preferences of the Dutch general public for a good death and associations with attitudes towards end-of-life decision-making
    Judith A C Rietjens
    Department of Public Health, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Palliat Med 20:685-92. 2006
    ..Insight in the relationships of such acceptance, with characteristics considered important for a 'good death', may contribute to the understanding of this liberal attitude...
  4. ncbi Living and dying with dignity: a qualitative study of the views of older people in nursing homes
    Sue Hall
    King s College London, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, London, UK
    Age Ageing 38:411-6. 2009
    ..most older people living in nursing homes die there. An empirically based model of dignity has been developed, which forms the basis of a brief psychotherapy to help promote dignity and reduce distress at the end of life...
  5. pmc Why Oregon patients request assisted death: family members' views
    Linda Ganzini
    Columbia Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders, Health Services Research and Development, Research Service R and D 66, Portland VAMC, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:154-7. 2008
    ..Physician assisted death (PAD) was legalized through Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in 1994 and enacted in 1997...
  6. ncbi Evaluation of competence to consent to assisted suicide: views of forensic psychiatrists
    L Ganzini
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregan Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, 97207, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:595-600. 2000
    ..The authors surveyed a national sample of forensic psychiatrists in the United States regarding the process, thresholds, and standards that should be used to determine competence to consent to assisted suicide...
  7. ncbi Caring for the dying: from a "negative" to a "positive" legal right to die at home
    Israel Doron
    Department of Gerontology, Faculty of Health and Social Welfare, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel 31905
    Care Manag J 6:22-8. 2005
    ..absence of such legal research is contrasted by the vast amount of academic writing on the legal aspects of the right to die with dignity and euthanasia...
  8. ncbi Why The Netherlands?
    Raphael Cohen-Almagor
    University of Haifa, Israel
    J Law Med Ethics 30:95-104. 2002
  9. ncbi Judgement of suffering in the case of a euthanasia request in The Netherlands
    J A C Rietjens
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 35:502-7. 2009
    ..The extent to which general practitioners (GPs), consulted physicians and members of the euthanasia review committees judge this criterion similarly was evaluated...
  10. ncbi Assessing right to die attitudes: a conceptually guided measurement model
    J R Rogers
    Department of Counseling, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555 3257, USA
    J Soc Issues 52:63-84. 1996
    ..discusses the current status of research regarding the assessment of attitudes toward euthanasia and other right to die constructs with a focus on conceptual and methodological issues hindering advancement in this area...
  11. ncbi End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
    Agnes van der Heide
    Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Public Health, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:345-50. 2003
    ..We aimed to investigate frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in six European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland...
  12. ncbi Dignity in the terminally ill: a developing empirical model
    Harvey Max Chochinov
    Department of Psychiatry PX246, University of Manitoba, PsycHealth Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 54:433-43. 2002
    ..The concept of dignity and the dignity model offer a way of understanding how patients face advancing terminal illness. This will serve to promote dignity and the quality of life of patients nearing death...
  13. ncbi Dutch criteria of due care for physician-assisted dying in medical practice: a physician perspective
    H M Buiting
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 34:e12. 2008
    ..This study investigates whether physicians experience problems with these criteria in medical practice...
  14. ncbi Dignity therapy: a novel psychotherapeutic intervention for patients near the end of life
    Harvey Max Chochinov
    Department of Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Community Health Sciences, and Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 23:5520-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to establish the feasibility of dignity therapy and determine its impact on various measures of psychosocial and existential distress...
  15. ncbi The patient dignity inventory: a novel way of measuring dignity-related distress in palliative care
    Harvey Max Chochinov
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
    J Pain Symptom Manage 36:559-71. 2008
    ..Identifying these sources of distress is a critical step toward understanding human suffering and should help clinicians deliver quality, dignity-conserving end-of-life care...
  16. pmc Design of the Advance Directives Cohort: a study of end-of-life decision-making focusing on Advance Directives
    Matthijs P S van Wijmen
    Department Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam, 1081 BT, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:166. 2010
    ..There is still a lot unclear about ADs. We designed a study aimed at investigating the whole process from the formulating of an AD to its actual use at the end of life...
  17. pmc Legal physician-assisted dying in Oregon and the Netherlands: evidence concerning the impact on patients in "vulnerable" groups
    Margaret P Battin
    Department of Philosophy, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    J Med Ethics 33:591-7. 2007
    ..To assess this concern, the authors examined data from Oregon and the Netherlands, the two principal jurisdictions in which physician-assisted dying is legal and data have been collected over a substantial period...
  18. ncbi Depression, euthanasia, and improving end-of-life care
    Ezekiel J Emanuel
    J Clin Oncol 23:6456-8. 2005
  19. ncbi Honoring the patient's wishes or passive euthanasia?
    Steven J Baumrucker
    Quillen College of Medicine, Rogersville, Tennessee, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 21:233-6. 2004
  20. pmc A new legal frame for end of life in France
    C Manaouil
    Consultation of Forensic Medicine, Amiens, France
    J Med Ethics 33:278. 2007
  21. ncbi Dying young: cues from the courts
    Rhonda Gay Hartman
    School of Medicine and Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:615-9. 2004
  22. ncbi End-of-life challenges: honoring autonomy
    Sharon M Valente
    Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cancer Nurs 27:314-9. 2004
    ..JAMA. 2000;284:2907-2911). Ethical issues and guidelines for management of patients and evaluation of rationality are presented...
  23. ncbi Patient control and end-of-life care part I: the advanced practice nurse perspective
    Deborah L Volker
    Austin School of Nursing, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 31:945-53. 2004
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  24. pmc Is the clock ticking for terminally ill patients in Israel? Preliminary comment on a proposal for a bill of rights for the terminally ill
    Y M Barilan
    Dept Medicine B, Kfar Saba, Israel
    J Med Ethics 30:353-7; discussion 358. 2004
    ..The solution arrived at was to install timers in the ventilators so as to allow them to expire automatically unless the patient wishes for their resetting...
  25. ncbi Dying and decision making--evolution of end-of-life options
    Timothy E Quill
    University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:2029-32. 2004
  26. ncbi Ethical principles in end-of-life decisions in different European countries
    Jean Louis Vincent
    Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
    Swiss Med Wkly 134:65-8. 2004
    ..Here we will discuss the current situation across Europe, based on the findings from three large international studies...
  27. ncbi Physician-assisted death: dying with dignity?
    Peter Reagan
    Lancet Neurol 2:637-43. 2003
  28. ncbi [Ethical considerations in 2005 on geriatric patients' end of life]
    W Vogel
    Ev Krankenhaus Gesundbrunnen, Zentrum für Geriatrie und Neurologische Frührehabilitation, Am Krähenberg 1, 34369, Hofgeismar
    Z Gerontol Geriatr 38:I28-30. 2005
    ..Aged patients deserve the full range of modern medical care, but they also have the right to die in dignity when their time has come...
  29. ncbi Doctors can kill--active euthanasia in South Africa
    Hennie Oosthuizen
    Department of Criminal and Medical Law, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
    Med Law 22:551-60. 2003
    ..A medical practitioner may also give effect to a patient's living will in which the patient has requested the cessation of treatment. The Act also provides for the options of active voluntary euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide...
  30. ncbi Comfort, compassion, dignity mark end-of-life care
    Marla Fern Gold
    Provider 29:20-2, 25-9, 33. 2003
  31. ncbi Respecting the wishes of patients in intensive care units
    Satomi Kinoshita
    Kanagawa University of Human Services, Faculty of Health and Social Work, School of Nursing, Yokosuka Kanagawa
    Nurs Ethics 14:651-64. 2007
    ..The results thus suggest that there has been insufficient discussion about respecting the wishes of patients undergoing intensive care...
  32. ncbi A life not worth living?
    Craig Paterson
    Department of Philosophy, Providence College, Rhode Island, USA
    Stud Christ Ethics 16:1-20. 2003
    ..It is to the use of such dialectical reasoning, supportive of the status of human life as such a basic human good, that the article is primarily concerned to draw out and articulate...
  33. ncbi The way of suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or Evangelium Vitae's way of mercy and compassion?
    Brigid Vout
    John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, Australia
    Linacre Q 70:301-15. 2003
  34. ncbi [Euthanasia as a moral problem in individual and social dimensions]
    Jerzy Kopania
    Zakładu Bioetyki i Antropologii Filozoficznej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
    Wiad Lek 55:256-9. 2002
    ..It is also argued that an assistant cannot be a doctor because in such a case we would be forced to acknowledge euthanasia as the final stage of the treatment process...
  35. ncbi Euthanasia and other end-of-life decisions in the Netherlands in 1990, 1995, and 2001
    Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
    Department of Social Medicine and Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universitat University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet 362:395-9. 2003
    ..Since 1995, the demand for physician-assisted death has not risen among patients and physicians, who seem to have become somewhat more reluctant in their attitude towards this practice...
  36. ncbi Terminal sedation: palliative care for intractable pain, post Glucksberg and Quill
    Rob McStay
    Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Law Med 29:45-76. 2003
  37. ncbi Opinions on suicide: a web-based discussion group in a programme on biomedical ethics in Pakistan
    N Anwar
    Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, 7A Block R3, JoharTown, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan
    Indian J Med Ethics 4:181-3. 2007
  38. ncbi Measuring quality of dying in end-stage renal disease
    Lewis M Cohen
    Department of Psychiatry, Baystate Medical Center, West Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
    Semin Dial 17:376-9. 2004
    ..The results are summarized, and they should hopefully form a basis for the development of additional research and clinical measurement tools...
  39. ncbi A critical analysis of criticisms of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act
    James L Werth
    Department of Psychology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325 4301, USA
    Death Stud 29:1-27. 2005
    ..The authors examine each of these areas of concern and find criticisms to be unfounded given the research and analyses conducted to date...
  40. ncbi Crossing the 'bright line'--difficult decisions at the end of life
    Ilora Finlay
    Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Velindre NHS Trust, Whitchurch, Cardiff
    Clin Med 6:398-402. 2006
    ..Following Gee's esteemed lead--for he was celebrated for his clinical descriptions--I will unashamedly use doctor-patient experiences to illustrate my points, particularly around end-of-life decisions...
  41. ncbi The law regarding assisted dying for the terminally ill in the UK
    Bridgit Dimond
    University of Glamorgan
    Int J Palliat Nurs 11:582-3; discussion 584. 2005
    ..It is not certain that the Bill will obtain legislative approval and, if it does, there are statutory provisions for monitoring each assisted death...
  42. ncbi Une mort tres douce: end-of-life decisions in France; reflections from a Dutch perspective
    Margje H Haverkamp
    Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Med Health Care Philos 9:367-76. 2006
    ..The French vigilance of professional autonomy provides a valuable example to the Dutch. The Dutch, in return, offer the French concrete examples for ELD policy...
  43. pmc The case for physician assisted suicide: how can it possibly be proven?
    E Dahl
    Center for Bioethics and Humanities, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, 725 Irving Avenue, Suite 406, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA
    J Med Ethics 32:335-8. 2006
    ..In this brief paper, we suggest some ways that may enable us to weigh the risks and benefits of legalisation more fairly and, hopefully, allow us to close the case for physician assisted suicide...
  44. ncbi Heroic frames: discursive constructions around the requested death movement in Australia in the late-1990s
    Fran McInerney
    School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 62:654-67. 2006
    ..The dominance of this heroic discourse suggests that such media and movement frames worked in tandem to both resonate with and reinforce popular Australian notions of terminal illness and dying in the late 20th century...
  45. ncbi [Euthanasia in patients with cancer and the continuous-care providers]
    Carlos Camps Herrero
    Servicio de Oncologia Medica, Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Espana
    Clin Transl Oncol 7:278-84. 2005
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  46. ncbi Pacemakers and end-of-life decisions
    David McQuoid-Mason
    University of KwaZulu Natal
    S Afr Med J 95:566, 568. 2005
  47. ncbi Allow natural death: a more humane approach to discussing end-of-life directives
    Crissy Knox
    Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 31:560-1. 2005
  48. pmc Framing euthanasia
    J P Bishop
    Peninsula Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3HD
    J Med Ethics 32:225-8. 2006
  49. ncbi [Palliative death assisting -- assisted death -- voluntary death assisting -- killing on demand. To let live and die]
    Friederike Klein
    MMW Fortschr Med 147:4-6, 8. 2005
  50. ncbi Bioethical issues concerning death: death, dying, and end-of-life rights
    Theresa Porter
    University of Tennessee at Martin, 544 University St, Martin, TN 38238, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 28:85-92. 2005
    ..Americans find it difficult to deal with end-of-life issues and would rather focus on what more can be done to save a life...
  51. ncbi The limitations of the Dutch concept of euthanasia
    Margaret Sleeboom
    IAS, Leiden University, Noonnensteeg 1 3 2311, VG, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eubios J Asian Int Bioeth 13:20-6. 2003
    ..The contending views on the decriminalisation of euthanasia seem to develop as a reaction to change in medical technology in a particular socio-political environment rather than from a unique cultural ethic...
  52. ncbi Dignity at the end of our days: personal, familial, and cultural location
    Michael McDonald
    W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Palliat Care 20:163-70. 2004
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  53. ncbi Pity, modernity and the spectacle of suffering
    Alan Radley
    Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicester, UK
    J Palliat Care 20:179-84. 2004
    ..From this perspective, dignity is shown to be part of a collective response to a medicalized world in which ideas about illness and health are also being transformed...
  54. ncbi Harms to dignity, bioethics, and the scope of biolaw
    Evan Simpson
    Department of Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John s, Newfoundland, Canada
    J Palliat Care 20:185-92. 2004
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  55. ncbi Living and dying with dignity: reflections on lived experience
    S Kay Toombs
    Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA
    J Palliat Care 20:193-200. 2004
    ..I suggest that authentic Christian community may offer an alternative culture with a radically different value system, one that enhances human dignity...
  56. ncbi [Dignity in the care of terminal ill and dying patients. Definitions and supportive interventions in palliative care]
    A Mehnert
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg Eppendorf, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:1087-96. 2006
    ..Psychotherapeutic interventions and strategies are introduced that can help conserve the sense of dignity of patients during palliative care...
  57. ncbi [Pastoral care in palliative medicine]
    S Borck
    Stadtpastor, Leiter der Ev Luth Krankenhausseelsorge in Hamburg und Umgebung, Ev Luth Kirchenkreisverband, Hamburg, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:1122-31. 2006
    ..Finally a couple of tasks and challenges concerning interreligious cooperation, the cooperating with relatives and volunteers as well as structural questions of pastoral care are mentioned...
  58. ncbi Symptoms, treatment and "dying peacefully" in terminally ill cancer patients: a prospective study
    Jean Jacques Georges
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Support Care Cancer 13:160-8. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to describe the symptoms, their treatment during the final months of life of terminally ill cancer patients and to assess characteristics of the dying process...
  59. ncbi Responding to desire to die statements from patients with advanced disease: recommendations for health professionals
    Peter L Hudson
    Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent s Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Palliat Med 20:703-10. 2006
    ..Multiple drafts of the recommendations were circulated to the authors for refinement until consensus was reached. Strategies for advancing the evidence base for the maturation of guidelines in this area are offered...
  60. ncbi Health care decision making and physician-aid-in-dying in Hawaii
    James H Pietsch
    William S Richardson School of Law, John A Bums School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    J Leg Med 25:303-32. 2004
  61. ncbi Desire for hastened death in patients with advanced disease and the evidence base of clinical guidelines: a systematic review
    Peter L Hudson
    Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent s Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Austalia
    Palliat Med 20:693-701. 2006
    ..Not many research studies seem to have specifically targeted why palliative care patients may desire hastened death, and few have focused on clinical guidelines for responding to such requests...
  62. ncbi Consider the alternatives to assisted suicide
    Rob Harteveldt
    Nurs Times 102:15. 2006
  63. ncbi Dignity-based approaches in the care of terminally ill patients
    Genevieve N Thompson
    Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Canada
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2:49-53. 2008
    ..This review seeks to clarify what is meant by dignity at the end of life, what threatens dignity, and evidence of the domains that define dignity. A model of dignity is proposed from which interventions can be derived...
  64. ncbi End of life care preferences
    Claudia Borreani
    Psychology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2:54-9. 2008
    ..This review considers how end of life care preferences have been dealt with recently in the scientific literature...
  65. ncbi Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon: a medical perspective
    Herbert Hendin
    Suicide Prevention International and New York Medical College, USA
    Mich Law Rev 106:1613-40. 2008
    ..We make explicit suggestions for what OPHD would need to do to change that...
  66. ncbi Washington v. Glucksberg was tragically wrong
    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Duke University, USA
    Mich Law Rev 106:1501-16. 2008
    ..The tragedy of Washington v. Glucksberg is that every day across the country, terminally ill patients are being forced to suffer longer and being denied an essential aspect of their autonomy and personhood...
  67. ncbi From the right to die to the duty to die? Joint Declaration of the Episcopal College of the Church of England and the Catholic Episcopal Conference of England and Wales given to the Committee of the House of Lords on the Bill on Assisted Death for the Ter
    Rowan Williams
    Dolentium Hominum 19:47-9. 2004
  68. ncbi Foreword: can Glucksberg survive Lawrence? Another look at the end of life and personal autonomy
    Yale Kamisar
    University of San Diego and University of Michigan, USA
    Mich Law Rev 106:1453-78. 2008
    ..Allowing a patient to die at some point is a practical condition upon the successful operation of medicine. The same can hardly be said of PAS...
  69. ncbi Legal aspects of end-of-life decisions in Italy: the penal relevance of the limitation of treatment in the terminally ill and the problem of causality by omission. The legal puzzle of end-of-life care in Italy: is therapeutic limitation in the terminally
    E P Fabris
    Universita di Padova, Internazionale, Comunitario, Dipartimento di Diritto Pubblico, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Anaesthesiol Suppl 42:58-65. 2008
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  70. ncbi A comparative study of the law of palliative care and end-of-life treatment
    Danuta Mendelson
    School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Law Med Ethics 31:130-43. 2003
  71. ncbi Physicians attitudes toward DNR of terminally ill cancer patients in Taiwan
    Co Shi Chantal Chao
    Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University
    J Nurs Res 10:161-7. 2002
    ..The DNR order finally gained its legal base for medical practice. The limitation of this study was the low response rate. However, since the subjects, physicians, had a busy work load, this was still an acceptable response rate...
  72. pmc To die, to sleep: US physicians' religious and other objections to physician-assisted suicide, terminal sedation, and withdrawal of life support
    Farr A Curlin
    Pritzker School of Medicine, Universtiy of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 25:112-20. 2008
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  73. ncbi Quality of life and end-of-life decisionmaking
    Alan Meisel
    Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Qual Life Res 12:91-4. 2003
    ..Yet there has been a great deal of reluctance by courts--which have been the primary engine of lawmaking in end-of-life matters--to use this concept overtly...
  74. ncbi Assisted suicide as conducted by a "Right-to-Die"-society in Switzerland: a descriptive analysis of 43 consecutive cases
    A Frei
    Psychiatriezentrum Luzern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 131:375-80. 2001
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  75. ncbi Euthanasia and assisted suicide: comparison of legal aspects in Switzerland and other countries
    S Burkhardt
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Legale, 9 Avenue de Champel, 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland
    Med Sci Law 46:287-94. 2006
    ..The application of these practices has become simplified in recent years and societies for the right to die with dignity based on this principle have come into being (Exit and Dignitas)...
  76. ncbi Assisted suicide by oxygen deprivation with helium at a Swiss right-to-die organisation
    Russel D Ogden
    Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Med Ethics 36:174-9. 2010
    ..In Switzerland, right-to-die organisations assist their members with suicide by lethal drugs, usually barbiturates. One organisation, Dignitas, has experimented with oxygen deprivation as an alternative to sodium pentobarbital...
  77. ncbi Affirming the right to care, preserving the right to die: disorders of consciousness and neuroethics after Schiavo
    Joseph J Fins
    Division of Medical Ethics, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, 435 East 70th Street, Suite 4 J, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Palliat Support Care 4:169-78. 2006
    ..Once the complexity of disorders of consciousness is appreciated, rhetorical statements about a right to die or a right to life are exposed as being incompatible with the challenge of providing care to such patients...
  78. ncbi Open regulation and practice in assisted dying
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 132:527-34. 2002
    ..These two concepts allow appreciation of distinctions between the roles of the physician in end-of-life practices and between assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia...
  79. ncbi The locked-in syndrome : what is it like to be conscious but paralyzed and voiceless?
    Steven Laureys
    Neurology Department and Cyclotron Research Center, University of Liege, Sart Tilman B30, 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Prog Brain Res 150:495-511. 2005
    ..Patients suffering from LIS should not be denied the right to die - and to die with dignity - but also, and more importantly, they should not be denied the right to live - and ..
  80. ncbi Reasons why people in Switzerland seek assisted suicide: the view of patients and physicians
    Susanne Fischer
    Evaluation Office, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:333-8. 2009
    ..We examined the reasons physicians provided for writing the prescription and the reasons patients gave for requesting assistance in dying...
  81. ncbi Deciding life and death in the courtroom. From Quinlan to Cruzan, Glucksberg, and Vacco--a brief history and analysis of constitutional protection of the 'right to die'
    L O Gostin
    Georgetown Johns Hopkins University Program on Law and Public Health, Washington, DC, USA
    JAMA 278:1523-8. 1997
    This article analyzes judicial determinations on the "right to die" from Quinlan to Cruzan, Glucksberg, and Vacco. The body of law known as right-to-die cases extends ordinary treatment refusal doctrine to end-of-life decisions...
  82. ncbi [Euthanasia--a moral choice?]
    Olafur Arni Sveinsson
    Laeknir og Heimspekingur
    Laeknabladid 93:543-51. 2007
    ..Proponents of euthanasia mostly argue for euthanasia on two grounds. Firstly, that the patient has a right to die and secondly, that there is no substantial difference between euthanasia and palliative care...
  83. ncbi Undertaking the role of patient advocate: a longitudinal study of nursing students
    Insaf Altun
    Kocaeli University, Turkey
    Nurs Ethics 10:462-71. 2003
    ..were also asked: if quality of life should be a criterion for discontinuing treatment; if patients have the right to die and the right to refuse treatment; if patients should be assisted to die or helped to undergo active euthanasia;..
  84. ncbi 748 cases of suicide assisted by a Swiss right-to-die organisation
    Georg Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 133:310-7. 2003
    ..This study is a retrospective analysis of all case files of assisted suicide kept during the period 1990-2000 by "Exit Deutsche Schweiz", the largest Swiss right-to-die organisation...
  85. ncbi European public acceptance of euthanasia: socio-demographic and cultural factors associated with the acceptance of euthanasia in 33 European countries
    Joachim Cohen
    End of Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
    Soc Sci Med 63:743-56. 2006
    ..Growing public sensibility to a 'right to die' for terminally ill patients has been one of the main constituents of these debates...
  86. ncbi What's the difference? Comparison of American and Japanese medical practice
    Masami Kitano
    Diplomate in Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, USA
    Keio J Med 56:96-101. 2007
    ..Recently, more people in Japan are showing interest in Dignity and Euthanasia from the point of view of "Right to die"...
  87. ncbi Moving from voluntary euthanasia to non-voluntary euthanasia: equality and compassion
    Kumar Amaraskekara
    Deakin University, School of Law, Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, Australia 3125
    Ratio Juris 17:398-423. 2004
    ..The removal of discrimination against the incompetent has the potential to become as potent a catch-cry as the right to die. However, the legalisation of non-voluntary euthanasia is undesirable...
  88. ncbi The Supreme Court's spring term: abortion, the right to die, and the decline of privacy rights
    K R Wing
    University of Puget Sound
    J Health Polit Policy Law 15:919-28. 1990
    ..Wing argues that these decisions reach far beyond "the abortion issue" or "the right to die." Not only have they narrowed the constitutional protection of individual privacy, but they allow states to ..
  89. ncbi Assisted suicide bordering on active euthanasia
    G Bosshard
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Zurich Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190 Bau 52, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Legal Med 117:106-8. 2003
    ..On the basis of the fact that she herself had switched the device on this death was classed as (assisted) suicide...
  90. ncbi Taking charge: death control as an emergent women's issue
    B J Logue
    Center for Policy Research and Planning, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson 39211 6453
    Women Health 17:97-121. 1991
    ..The dual dilemmas of "premature" versus "delayed" death are also explored in each context. Finally, the implications of social change are interpreted in light of feminist health care goals...
  91. ncbi Bioethics, raw and cooked: extraordinary conflict and everyday practice
    Charles L Bosk
    Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6299, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 51:S133-46. 2010
    ..Two issues--the right to die and the protection of research subjects--serve to illustrate the process through which bioethics established a ..
  92. ncbi Who is fighting for the right to die? Older women's participation in the Hemlock Society
    J K Wilson
    Department of Geography, Political Science and Sociology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway 72035, USA
    Health Care Women Int 19:365-80. 1998
    Who is fighting for the right to die? Past literature has been mixed as to the membership of this social movement...
  93. ncbi Suicidal asphyxiation with helium: report of three cases
    Martin Grassberger
    Department for Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:323-5. 2007
    ..Because of the diagnostic obstacles involved, it is necessary to rely on good death-scene investigation for situational evidence when the body is discovered...
  94. ncbi Euthanasia: a need for reform
    Janis Moody
    Napier University, School of Acute and Continuing Care Nursing, Edinburgh
    Nurs Stand 17:40-4. 2003
    ..Nurses need to have an understanding of the ethical and legal basis of euthanasia to acknowledge and define their possible future role in relation to the provision of life-terminating acts...
  95. ncbi Non-physician assisted suicide: the technological imperative of the deathing counterculture
    R D Ogden
    New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
    Death Stud 25:387-401. 2001
    ..This imperative raises serious challenges to the health care professions, legislators, and policy makers, particularly because it has led to a sophisticated, expanding movement of non-medical death providers...
  96. ncbi [The living will declaration - expression of self-determination in health-care - and its legal validity for physicians]
    W G Leisner
    Universität HamburgRechtsanwaltLeisner, Zehentmeier and KollegenRechtsanwälte SteuerberaterWidenmayerstr 980538 München
    Pneumologie 64:712-3. 2010
    ..2 Abs. 2 GG) includes the right to die. As the physician is committed to observe the patient's will, he will have to face legal consequences in terms ..
  97. ncbi Comparison of the high-tech service delivery experiences of hospice and non-hospice home health providers
    L W Kaye
    Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, PA 19010 1697, USA
    Hosp J 13:1-20. 1998
    ..05) addressing the legal/ethical dimensions of care. Specifically, hospices deal with "right to die" issues more often (p < ...
  98. ncbi No, we don't think our doctors are out to get us: responding to the straw man distortions of disability rights arguments against assisted suicide
    Carol J Gill
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Disabil Health J 3:31-8. 2010
    ..The author adopts a first-person perspective as a disability scholar/activist who has participated in "right to die" debates for over two decades...
  99. ncbi Nurses' and physicians' views about euthanasia
    F Oz
    Hacettepe University, School of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey
    Clin Excell Nurse Pract 5:222-31. 2001
    ..The study results showed that both nurses and physicians define euthanasia as "a person's right to die." Nurses responded that euthanasia may be appropriate with terminally ill elderly patients; however, physicians ..
  100. ncbi Asphyxial suicide with helium and a plastic bag
    Russel D Ogden
    Department of Criminology, Kwantlen University College, New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Forensic Med Pathol 23:234-7. 2002
    ..Recent challenges to Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law may increase interest in helium instead of barbiturates for assisted suicide...
  101. ncbi The irony of supporting physician-assisted suicide: a personal account
    Margaret Pabst Battin
    Department of Philosophy and Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, University of Utah, CTIHB, 215 S Central Campus Drive, Fourth Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, USA
    Med Health Care Philos 13:403-11. 2010
    ..This is a detailed portrait of a man whose life involves extraordinary suffering but also luminous experience some of the time. It only makes the question harder: What if he wanted to die?..

Research Grants14

  1. Dignity Intervention for Terminally Ill Cancer Patients
    Harvey Chochinov; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Reducing Health Disparities at End of Life
    Ardith Z Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This project will evaluate the effect of the web-based training for primary health clinicians on quality of end of life communication as assessed by patients and with content-based coding of clinician communication with patients. ..
  3. Clinical Versus Experiential Views of Genetic Disability
    CAROL GILL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  4. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE IN AGING RESEARCH
    Thomas Cavalieri; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Worker Health and Safety in Chinatown Restaurants: A CBPR Study
    Meredith Minkler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Findings of this study will help lay the groundwork for a larger study testing the efficacy of restaurant- and policy-level interventions to improve restaurant worker health and safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. Enhancing Cultural Congruence in Hospice Care
    Ardith Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results will be instrumental in improving culturally congruent palliative care. ..
  7. Pain and Misuse of Prescription Opioids in a Community-Based HIV-Infected Cohort
    Margot Kushel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of this research will inform future practice to improve our understanding of risk factors for misuse and provide guidance for reducing misuse and addiction. ..
  8. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Stalking Offenders
    Barry Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Factors Related to Living Organ Donor Decision
    Marie Nolan; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..6. To explore the meaning of the decision to be a living kidney donor in a culturally diverse sample of living kidney donor candidates. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. NATURAL HISTORY OF END OF LIFE DECISION MAKING
    Marie Nolan; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..3)There will be a change from more control to less control in patients' decision control preferences as they approach death ..
  11. Hospice Intervention for Older Adults With End Stage Renal Disease
    Lewis Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Measuring hopelessness at the end of life
    Barry Rosenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  13. MECHANISMS OF ENZYMIC AND HYDRIDE TRANSFERS
    Gregory Petsko; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXTS OF ADAPTATION
    PETER DITTO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We request funding to support three (3) predoctoral and three (3) postdoctoral trainees in the next project period. ..