A terminal diagnosis: The carers’ perspective.

This qualitative study explored the views of spouse carers in relation to the emotional impact of caring for a partner with a chronic or terminal illness. Findings indicate that these carers experienced a whole range of feelings and emotions, which impacted on their health and well-being. They included fatigue, stress, distress, anxiety, depression, feelings of […]

A Better way to die

The Right to die

The Incurables

Permitted Suicide: Model Rules for Mental Health Counseling

Please see SIEC #2003-0109 for another article by this author on this subject.

Altruism and Physician Assisted Death

Debbie’s Dying: Mercy Killing and the Good Death

Please see SIEC #2002-1274, “It’s Over, Debbie” – the case being discussed in this article.

‘Doctors Must not Kill’

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The Role of Periodic Mortality Case Review Sessions in a Primary Care Teaching Clinic

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The Death of Loving: Maternal Identity as Moral Constraint in a Narrative Testimonial Advocating Physician Assisted Suicide

This article considers the narrative testimonial as a rhetorical form in the service of public judgment, with particular attention to the witness’s credibility & communicative competence. The author argues a narrator & witness, as a participant-observer of the events recounted, must generate a story that does not compromise her credibility as a moral agent within […]

The law Regarding Assisted Dying for the Terminally ill in the UK

This article outlines the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill in the United Kingdom. The conditions that must be satisifed before an attending physician can assist a patient to die are highlighted & information regarding the declaration is provided. Third-party commentary is made on the Bill, comparing & constrasting it with legislation in The […]

Addressing the Needs of the Patient who Requests Physician-assisted Suicide or Euthanasia (IN: Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine, ed. by H M Chochinov and W Breitbart)

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Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia in the Terminally Ill (IN: Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine, ed. by H M Chochinov and W Breitbart)

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Parental Suicide After the Expected Death of a Child at Home

Euthanasia: a Buddhist Perspective

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Commentary: the Moral High (low?) Ground of Assisted Suicide

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Oregon Suicide law in Limbo for now

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Questions and Answers About Jewish Tradition and the Issues of Assisted Death

This document is intended to be used both as a teaching tool for & an aid to dialogue & discussion about physician-assisted suicide (PAS) & voluntary active euthanasia (VAE) in the context of Judaism. It presents an overview of how Jewish tradition & contemporary Jewish thought look at the issues of PAS & VAE. The […]

Grief in Panama (Death and Bereavement Around the World, vol.2: The Americas, ed. by J D Morgan and P Laungani)

In this study, the author describes the mourning process in Panama; the rituals, beliefs, & customs associated with death & the inevitable loss of our loved ones. She presents this study in a manner that describes how each province & ethnic group ritualizes death & initiates the grieving process in Panama.

Death in Colombia (IN: Death and Bereavement Around the World, vol.2: The Americas, ed. by J D Morgan and P Laungani)

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People Should not Have to Resort to Assisted Suicide

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Euthanasia and the Slippery Slope

Reactions to Suicidal Gay and Lesbian Peers