Physician-assisted dying : the case for palliative care and patient choice /

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Other Authors: Quill, Timothy E, Battin, M. Pabst
Format: Book
Published: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2004
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Table of Contents:
  • The quality of mercy / Marcia Angell
  • Nonabandonment: a central obligation for physicians / Timothy E. Quill and Christine K. Cassel
  • The role of autonomy in choosing physician aid-in-dying / Thomas Preston, Martin Gunderson, and David J. Mayo
  • Disability and physician-assisted dying / Andrew I. Batavia
  • When suffering patients seek death / Eric J. Cassell
  • Why do people seek physician-assisted death? / Robert A. Pearlman and Helene Starks
  • Doctor/patient communication about physician-assisted suicide / Anthony L. Back
  • When hastened death is neither killing nor letting-die / Tom L. Beauchamp
  • Should physician-assisted suicide be added to the options of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking and terminal sedation at the end of life? / Dan W. Brock
  • Death: a friend to be welcomed, not an enemy to be defeated / John Shelby Spong
  • The Oregon experience / Linda Ganzini
  • The distortion of cases in oregon / Peter Goodwin
  • A model that integrates assisted dying with excellent end-of-life care / Barbara Coombs-Lee
  • Thirty years of experience with euthanasia in the Netherlands: focusing on the patient as a person / Johannes J.M. van Delden, Jaap J.F. Visser, and Els Borst-Eilers
  • The death of my father / Herman H. van der Kloot Meijburg
  • Assisted death in the Netherlands: physicians at the bedside when help is requested / Gerrit K. Kimsma and Evert van Leeuwen
  • Political strategy and legal change / Eli D. Stutsman
  • Legal advocacy to improve care and expand options at the end of life / Kathryn L. Tucker
  • Physician-assisted suicide: shifting the focus from means to ends / Alan Meisel
  • Choice in dying: a political and constitutional context / Sylvia A. Law
  • Hastening death: the seven deadly sins of the status quo / Charles H. Baron
  • Conclusion: excellent palliative care as the standard, and physician-assisted dying as a last resort / Timothy E. Quill and Margaret P. Battin