Middle School Library

Euthanasia


Euthanasia Megasites

Ethics Updates: Euthanasia and End-of-Life Decisions

http://ethics.sandiego.edu/Applied/Euthanasia/index.asp

Court decisions, legislation, documents, statistical information, books, articles and videos on the subject. A large website by Professor Lawrence M. Hinman at the University of San Diego.

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide: All Sides

http://www.religioustolerance.org/euthanas.htm

The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance present ethical questions, public opinion polls, church statements and the current legal status regarding assisted suicide.

The Kevorkian Verdict: The Life and Legacy of the Suicide Doctor

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kevorkian/

Frontline program reviews Kevorkian's life, the law, the opinions surrounding euthanasia, and more.

Doctor-Assisted Suicide: A Guide to websites and Literature

http://www.longwood.edu/library/suic.htm

Longwood University presents this useful pathfinder. It includes newspaper articles, books, Web sites, and legislation.

Support

Compassion and Choices

http://www.compassionandchoices.org/

This organization "provides information, counseling and support to patients who are facing prolonged and intractable suffering at the end-of-life. COMPASSION offers information and emotional support for all end-of-life options, including intensive pain management, comfort or hospice care, and humane, effective aid-in-dying for those who are in the final stages of illness and whose suffering has become intolerable."

Euthanasia World Directory

http://www.finalexit.org

Includes a listing of right-to-die societies throughout the U.S. and the world, a newsletter, a detailed Q&A, and a glossary of "end-of-life" terms.

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act Annual Report

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/pas/ar-index.shtml

Follow the evolution and experiences of the death with dignity movement in Oregon.

Oppose

International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force

http://www.internationaltaskforce.org/

Includes a euthanasia FAQ, an FAQ regarding advance directives, several essays on artificial feeding, an essay on the words used in the assisted suicide debate, and more.

Ohio Right to Life's Euthansia Page

http://www.ohiolife.org/site.cfm/The-Issues/Euthanasia

Several essays on such topics as "What's Wrong with Making Assisted Suicide Legal," "Targeting the Vulnerable," and "Eroding Patient's Rights." Also includes a "Withholding Food and Fluids FAQ," and a section on pain management therapy.

Legislation

Death with Dignity Legislative Watch

http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/pas/ors.shtml

Death with Dignity National Center provides the text and a history of the law.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Physician Assisted Suicide Cases

http://wings.buffalo.edu/faculty/research/bioethics/court.html

From the University of Buffalo's Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care, this website lists transcripts and summaries of court cases regarding assisted suicide. Oregon and Washington State initiatives and controversial laws included.



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