Resource Materials

To obtain materials, call the Patients Rights Council (800-958-5678 or 740-282-3810) between 8:30am and 4:30pm (eastern time).

Protective Medical Decisions Document (PMDD) – Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

The Patients Rights Council’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care is called the Protective Medical Decisions Document (PMDD).  In it, the signer designates an agent to make health care decisions in the event that the signer is unable to do so. The document expressly defines and prohibits euthanasia. Available only in sets. Each PMDD set includes 3 documents, instructions, a checklist and a wallet card.

State-specific versions for AK, AL, CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, TX, UT, WV, VT, WI.
(Suggested donation of $15.00 requested, but not required.)

The Multi-State version meets the statutory requirements in all other states.
(Suggested donation of $15.00 requested, but not required.)


Power Over Pain, by Eric M. Chevlen, M.D. & Wesley Smith
(paperback, 236 pages) Suggested donation: $12.95

Deadly Compassion, by Rita Marker, J.D.
(hardback, 310 pages) Suggested donation: $18.00

Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder, by Wesley J. Smith
(hardback 294 pages) Suggested donation: $25.00

Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America, by Wesley Smith
(hardback, 285 pages) Suggested donation: $23.95


Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide: Frequently Asked Questions  (Suggested donation:$4.50)

Health Care – Advance Directives: What, When, How & Why? (Suggested donation:$3.00)

The Food & Fluids Debate: If It’s Legal, Is It Ethical? (Suggested donation: $1.50)

Video & Audio

Euthanasia: False Light (DVD) (Suggested donation: $15.95)
Oregon Plus One (CD) (Suggested donation: $10.00)
Behind the Headlines (Suggested donation: $10.00)
Not a Slippery Slope (CD) (Suggested donation: $10.00)

Protective Identification Card

Wallet-sized card stating that the carrier opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide and wants no intervention or drugs intended to end life. (Suggested donation for 100 cards: $7.00)