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End of Life


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May 8, 2002


Death and Dying

Aging With Dignity

Americans For Better Care of the Dying:

Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life
Institute of Medicine

Before I Die – PBS Online

Center to Improve Care of the Dying

Center for Loss and Renewal

Death and Dying Home Page


Dying Well

End-of-Life Care: A Guide for Seniors and Caregivers
Steven Lipson, MD, American Geriatrics Society

The End of Life: Exploring Death in America
National Public Radio
The End of Life Physician Education Resource Center (EPERC)

Ethical Issues in Terminal Health Care

Ethical Exits

Growth House: Guide To Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavement, and End Of Life

Innovations in End of Life Care

Jewish Law: End of Life Choices in Halacha

Last Acts

The Natural Death Handbook (1993)

Of Life and Death
Canadian Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

PBS – On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying

Principles for Care of Patients at the End of Life: An Emerging Consensus among
the Specialties of Medicine (December 1999)

Project on Death in America: Transforming the Culture of Dying

Quality of End-of-Life Care: The Right of Every Canadian (June 2000)
Canadian Senate Subcommittee Report

Sociology of Death and Dying
Spiritual Care at the End of Life

Advance Directives and Living Wills

10 Legal Myths About Advance Medical Directives
by Charles P. Sabatino, J.D
Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association

Advance Directives
Dept. of Health and Human Services

Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders
American Academy of Family Physicians

Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, American Bar Association

Health Care Advance Directives Form Sources

Keln.Org: Living Wills Bibliography

Legal Concerns: Advance Directives/Living Wills

The Living Will and Values History Project

The Living Will Center

Partnership for Caring: America's Voices for the Dying

Shape Your Health Care Future with Health Care Advance Directives (1995)
American Association of Retired Persons, ABA Commission on Legal Problems of
the Elderly, and American Medical Association

U.S. Living Will Registry

Will to Live Project


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Hospice Foundation

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Center to Advance Palliative Care:

The GRACE Project (Guiding Responsive Action in Corrections at End-of-Life)

Hospice Cares

Hospice Foundation of America

Hospice Net - Death and Dying, Caregiving and Grief

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National Hospice Foundation

National Prison Hospice Association


American Academy of Pain Management
American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives

American Chronic Pain Association

American Pain Foundation

American Pain Society

American Society for Action on Pain

Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center

Chronic Pain Clearinghouse

Chronic Pain Foundation

International Association for the Study of Pain

Mayday Pain Project

National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain

The National Pain Foundation -

Pain Management Resources - Bedside Pain Manager

Pain Medicine and Palliative Care


Because We Care: A Guide for People Who Care

Caregiver Survival Resources Helping You Help Aging Relatives

Empowering Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance

Interfaith Caregivers Alliance

MedLine Plus: Caregivers

NFCA: National Family Caregivers Association

Rub My Neck: A Caregivers and Seniors Site

Web of Care

Well Spouse Foundation


The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Bereaved Parents of the U.S.A.

Bereavement: A Magazine of Hope and Healing

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends of the UK

Pen Parents, Inc.

Widowed Persons Services

Euthanasia/Physician Assisted Suicide

Compassion in Dying

Citizens United Resisting Euthanasia (CURE)

Death with Dignity National Center

Declaration on Euthanasia (1980)
Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Vatican

Dutch Euthanasia Policy
Radio Netherlands.

Dutch Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Euthanasia and End of Life Decisions

Euthanasia and Research Guidance Organization (ERGO)

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide: All Sides
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (British Columbia, Canada)

Exit: Enabling Choice and Dignified Death (Scotland)

First Do No Harm (UK)

Guide to Doctor-Assisted Suicide Sites

Hemlock Society USA
Interactive Map of Physician-Assisted Suicide Laws

International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force

Islamicity: Euthanasia

The Kevorkian Controversy Detroit Free Press

Not Dead Yet - disability activists opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide

Oregon Death with Dignity Act

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act Annual Report
State of Oregon Health Division.

Project Life

U.S. Catholic Bishops: Euthanasia

Voluntary Euthanasia Society (UK)
When Death is Sought
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Medical Context
New York State Department of Health

World Federation of Doctors Who Respect Human Life

Court Decisions & Legal Documents

Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health (Date Argued:
December 6, 1989; Date Decided: June 25, 1990, 5-4)

US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington.
1995. Opinion by Judge John Noonan.

Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington, 1996.
US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington.
1996. Majority Opinion by Judge Stephen Reinhart. Recent ruling affirming a
person's right to die and the right to physician-assisted euthanasia.

US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington.
1996. Dissenting opinion by Judge Robert R. Beezer

Quill v. Vacco. (New York) Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Argued:
September 1, 1995 Decided: April 2, 1996
    Quill v. Vacco. Opinon by Judge Minor
    Concurring opinion by Judge Calabresi
    Amicus Brief filed before Second Circuit of Appeals by the American
      Geriatrics Society

Appeal of Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington and Quill v.
Vacco to Supreme Court
   Quill v. Vacco. Supreme Court Decision.
   WASHINGTON et al. v. GLUCKSBERG et al.
         o Washington et al. v. Glucksberg et al. Supreme Court
   Michael Uhlmann, "The Legal Logic of Euthanasia"
   Amicus Brief. Assisted Suicide: The Brief by Ronald Dworkin,
    Thomas Nagel, Robert Nozick, John Rawls, Thomas Scanlon,
    and Judith Jarvis Thomson. (March 27, 1997)
   J. Bottum, "Debriefing the Philosophers," First Things,
    June/July 1997, 26-30.
   Amicus Brief before the Supreme Court filed by the Project on Death in
    America, Open Society Institute. (1996)
   Amicus Brief by Bioethics Professors George Annas et al (1996) .
   Amicus Brief of Not Dead Yet and American Disabled (1995)
   Amicus Brief of National Hospice Organization
   Amicus Brief of ACLU et al. (1996)
   Reactions to the Supreme Court decisions
       o Joan Biskupic, "Unanimous Decision Points to Tradition
           of Valuing Life," Washington Post, June 27, 1997

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