Chapter  10: Care of the Dying

Section 4. Readings


US Supreme Court: Karen Quinlan

Rebecca Dressen and John A. Robertson: Quality of Life and Non Treatment Decisions

Bernard Gert, James L. Bernat, R. Peter Mogielnicki: Distinguishing Between Patients' Refusals and Requests

Sandol Stoddard: Terminal But Not Hopeless

James Rachels: Active and Passive Euthanasia

James Rachels No real Distinction : The Crucial Element is Intention

J. Gay-Williams: The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia

Daniel Callahan: When Self Determination Runs Amok

Dan W. Brock: Voluntary Active Euthanasia; a Utilitarian justification

Doctors treat Cancer but not the pain

 The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)


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