7. DEATH & THE RIGHT-TO-DIE



BOOK REVIEWS

A. Death Bibliography

B. Preparing for Death

C. Best Books on Terminal Care (from the Doctor's Point of View)

D. Books on Hospice Care

E. Terminal Medical Care from the Consumer's Point of View

F. Advance Directives for Medical Care
The Best Books

G. The Right-to-Die
Best Books

H. Books Opposing the Right-to-Die

I.  Books on Life-Ending Decisions

J. Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions
Best Books

K. Definitions of Death

L. Books on Voluntary Death

M. First Books on Voluntary Death by Dehydration

N. Medical Methods of Managing Dying

O. Books on Helping Patients to Die

P. Suicide

Q. Books Describing Merciful Deaths

R. Is There Life After Death?
Best Books


SAFEGUARDS FOR LIFE-ENDING DECISIONS

SAFEGUARD A  Advance Directive for Medical Care

SAFEGUARD B  Requests for Death from the Patient

SAFEGUARD C  Psychological Consultant Evaluates the Patient's Ability to Make Medical Decisions

SAFEGUARD D  Physician's Statement of Condition and Prognosis

SAFEGUARD E  Independent Physician Reviews the Condition and Prognosis

SAFEGUARD F  Certification of Terminal Illness or Incurable Condition

SAFEGUARD G  Unbearable Suffering

SAFEGUARD H  Unbearable Psychological Suffering

SAFEGUARD  I   Palliative Care Trial

SAFEGUARD J  Informed Consent from the Patient

SAFEGUARD K  Requests for Death from the Proxies

SAFEGUARD L  Enrollment in a Hospital or Hospice

SAFEGUARD M  Statements from Hospital or Hospice Staff Members

SAFEGUARD N  Statements from Family Members Affirming or Questioning Choosing Death 

SAFEGUARD O  A Member of the Clergy Approves or Questions Choosing Death 

SAFEGUARD P  Religious or other Moral Principles Applied to this Life-Ending Decision

SAFEGUARD Q  An Institutional Ethics Committee Reviews the Plans for Death

SAFEGUARD R  Statements from Advocates for Disadvantaged Groups
                                If Invited by the Patient and/or the Proxies

SAFEGUARD S  Review by the Prosecutor (or other Lawyer) Before the Death Takes Place

SAFEGUARD T  Civil and Criminal Penalties for Causing Premature Death

SAFEGUARD U  Waiting Periods For Reflection

SAFEGUARD V  Opportunities for the Patient to Rescind or Postpone the Life-Ending Decision
  
SAFEGUARD W  Physicians Review the Complete Death-Planning Records

SAFEGUARD X  Complete Recording and Sharing of All Material Facts and Opinions

SAFEGUARD Y  The Patient Must Be Conscious and Able to Achieve Death

SAFEGUARD Z  The Death-Planning Coordinator Organizes the Safeguards

SAFEGUARD AA   Information about Palliative Care and other Alternatives to Death

SAFEGUARD BB   Notify Family of Life-Ending Decision

SAFEGUARD CC   Family Members Discuss the Level of Personhood in the Patient

SAFEGUARD DD  The Patient Must be an Adult Resident of the State

SAFEGUARD EE  Physician Agrees to Provide Life-Ending Chemicals

SAFEGUARD FF  Specifically-Licensed Terminal-Care Physician
                                  Agrees to Provide Life-Ending Chemicals

SAFEGUARD GG  Judicial Consent


Brittany Maynard: Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions


THE RIGHT-TO-DIE
OPINION ARTICLES

Should Minnesota Clarify End-of-Life Choices?

Do We Need a New Method of Dying?

Right-to-Die Hospice

Five Medical Methods of Managing Dying

Replacing Laws against 'Assisting Suicide'


CHOOSING DEATH WISELY
ON-LINE ESSAYS

The One-Month-Less Club:
Live Well Now, Omit the Last Month

Choosing Your Date of Death:
How to Achieve a Timely Death
Not too Soon, Not too Late

Choosing Your Own Pathway towards Death

Completed Life or Premature Death?

One Million Chosen Deaths per Year?

Safeguards for Making Life-Ending Decisions for Children

Life-Ending Decisions for Alzheimer's Patients

Taking Death in Strive: Practical Planning

Will this Death be an "Irrational Suicide" or a "Voluntary Death"?

Will this Death be a "Mercy-Killing" or a "Merciful Death"?

The Number of People Reviewing a Life-Ending Decision
Using the 26 Recommended Safeguards

God Will Decide When Life Will End:
We Should Not 'Play God'



MEDICAL METHODS OF MANAGING DYING

Four Medical Methods of Managing Dying

Death Certificates:
Adding Medical Methods of Managing Dying


Methods of Managing Dying in a Right-to-Die Hospice

Pulling the Plug:
A Paradigm for Life-Ending Decisions

Life-Ending Decisions for Alzheimer's Patients

Do I Lose the Right-to-Die When I Lose Consciousness?

Voluntary Death by Dehydration:
Questions & Answers


VDD:
Why Giving Up Water is Better than other Means of Voluntary Death

Voluntary Death by Dehydration:
Safeguards to Make Sure it is a Wise Choice


Increasing Pain-Medication:
Easing the Passage into Death


Terminal Sedation: Dying in Your Sleep
Guaranteed

Gentle Poison: The Demand for Quick Death


PLANNING FOR THE END OF LIFEWRITTEN DOCUMENTS 

Advance Directives for Medical Care:
24 Important Questions to Answer

Terri Schiavo: How to Avoid Her Fate

Problems with Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (DNR)

Problems with Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

End-of-Life Medical Orders (ELMO)


SAFEGUARDS TO INCLUDE IN NEW RIGHT-TO-DIE LAWS

SAFEGUARDS AS FOUND IN VARIOUS LAWS AND PROPOSED LAWS

Putting the Right-to-Die into Health-Care Laws and Regulations

Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions
Portal

Safeguards Embraced by the Right-to-Die Movement

Safeguards Embraced by Critics of the Right-to-Die

Right-to-Die Portal

14 Possible Abuses of the 'Right-to-Die'


A New Way to Secure the Right-to-Die:
Laws Against Causing Premature Death


Two Approaches to Right-to-Die Laws:
Granting Permission and Banning Harms

Interpreting Laws Against 'Assisting Suicide'


FACEBOOK GROUPS

Advance Directives for Medical Care

Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions

Right-to-Die: Pro & Con

Medical Ethics at the End-of-Life

Right-to-Die Hospice

Exploring the Right-to-Die


CLASSES

Planning for Death:
Creating Our Own Advance Directives for Medical Care


Right-to-Die Discussion Series

Dialogs on Death


BOOKS BY JAMES LEONARD PARK

How to Die:
Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions


Right-to-Die Hospice

Choosing Death Wisely:
Notes from the Edge of the Right-to-Die


Your Last Year:
Creating Your Own Advance Directive for Medical Care


Medical Ethics at the End of Life

Creating New Right-to-Die Laws

When Is a Person?
Pre-Persons & Former Persons


Ten Safeguards for Life-Ending Decisions

An Existential Understanding of Death:
A Phenomenology of Ontological Anxiety




Created May 16, 2017; Revised 5-17-2017; 5-23-2017; 5-24-2017; 3-9-2018;


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