End of Life Care
- Atul Gawande. Letting Go: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? New Yorker, August 2, 2010
- Oregon’s Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
- Life’s End: Graceful Exit? (policy.com, issue 5/10/99)
- “Euthanasia Reporting Controls ‘Failing’ in Holland” (Journal of Medical Ethics, 2/16/99)
- Physician-Assisted Suicide (University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics Virtual Library)
- Death and Dying Web Links (St. Louis University School of Law)
- Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Web Links (St. Louis University School of Law)
- Assisted Suicide/Right to Die Bibliography (Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University)
- National Hospice Organization Statement Against Legalization of Assisted Suicide
- A National Survey of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the United States (The New England Journal of Medicine: ordering info)
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Last Acts Campaign”
- “Who Dies at Home? Determinants of Site of Death for Community-Based Long-Term Care Patients” Fried, et al. 1999 (J Am. Geriatrics Soc.)
Other websites that discuss end-of-life topics:
- “Last Acts” (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
- “End of Life” (National Public Radio)
- “Last Rights” (Scripps Howard)
- “Right to Die Debate” (Policy.com, 1/97)
- Euthanasia (DMOZ Open Directory Project)
Alternatives to end-of-life care (Publications)
- Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life (Institute of Medicine, 1997)
- Dignity and Dying: A Christian Appraisal, edited by John Kilner, Arlene Miller, and Edmund Pellegrino (William B Eerdmans Publishing, 1996).
- Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life, by Ira Byock (Riverhead Books, 1997).
- Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope From Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder, by Wesley Smith (Time Books, 1997).
- MyDirectives.com lets consumers create and update advanced medical directives to help patients delineate a clear end-of-life plan, including audio and video messages. The directives are available online — anytime and anywhere in the world.