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ABOUT THE PATIENTS RIGHTS COUNCIL

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

Advance Directive Definitions
American Bar Association Resolution (106A) about Advance Care Planning
“Be Prepared”
Do You Need an Advance Directive?
Noncompliance with Advance Directives
Protecting Yourself and Your Family
Protective Medical Decisions Document

ALASKA

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

“ARTIFICIAL FEEDING” (See FOOD AND FLUIDS)

ARIZONA

ASSISTED SUICIDE AND COST CONTAINMENT

ASSISTED SUICIDE & DEATH WITH DIGNITY: Past, Present & Future

ASSISTED SUICIDE – IMPACT ON MINORITIES AND THE POOR

ASSISTED SUICIDE: Not for Adults only?
Proposals for permitting euthanasia and assisted suicide for children and teens

ASSISTED SUICIDE – REASONS

“‘We never say no;’ The right-to-die movement abandons pretense”

“ASSISTED SUICIDE: The Continuing Debate” (139 K)

ATTEMPTS TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE

AUSTRALIA

BELGIUM

BOOKS AND AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS

Deadly Compassion relates the tragic death of Ann Humphry, the co-founder of the Hemlock Society, and the dark side of the euthanasia movement around the world.

Euthanasia: False Light is a 14-minute award winning video that raises thought provoking questions about euthanasia.

Forced Exit offers chilling evidence of just how powerful and dangerous the death culture in America has become and offers a clear-eyed, realistic exploration of one of the most important and wrenching ethical issues of our time.

•  Power over Pain: How to Get the Pain Control You Need (contact International Task Force for information and availability.)

CALIFORNIA

CANADA

CARING FRIENDS

CHILDREN and TEENS
Proposals for permitting euthanasia and assisted suicide for children and teens

COMPLICATIONS
Documented fact sheet about the problems associated with assisted suicide

CONNECTICUT

COST CONTAINMENT

Killing patients proposed as cost cutting (Review of Freedom to Die — 4/99)
Assisted Suicide and Cost Containment

DEADLY COMPASSION

DEATH (Brain death and determination of death) See: Organ Donation

DEATH RATES from HOMICIDE AND SUICIDE

DEFINITIONS (re euthanasia, assisted suicide, and end-of-life issues)

DISABILITY PERSPECTIVE (Articles and links related to disability rights)

DO NOT RESUSCITATE (DNR)

DOUBLE EFFECT

ENGLAND (See: UNITED KINGDOM)

EUTHANASIA, ASSISTED SUICIDE & HEALTH CARE  DECISIONS: PROTECTING YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY

Table of Contents
Part 1
Part 2

“EUTHANASIA: FALSE LIGHT” (video)

EXOO

FEATURED ARTICLES (Previously featured)

FLORIDA

FOOD AND FLUIDS
Includes Questions and Answers about “Artificial Feeding” and information about specific cases.

FRANCE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers to most common questions

FUNDING

Dying for the Cause: Foundation funding for the “right-to-die” movement (View as PDF)

FUTILE CARE
“When Atlas Shrugs: May the State Wash Its Hands of Those in Need of LSMT?”
“Supporters of TX “Futile Care” Law Continue to Maintain the Status Quo”
“Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

GENTLE APPROACH
Guide to interacting with a person who is semi-conscious or presumed to be in a coma

GERMANY

GONZALES  v. OREGON
Facts, overview, amicus curiae briefs.

HAWAII

HEALTH CARE REFORM

HEMLOCK and CARING FRIENDS

HOLLAND

HOSPICE

IDAHO

INDIA

ISSUES — INTERNATIONAL by COUNTRY

ISSUES by STATE

KANSAS

KEVORKIAN
(Background, goals, activities, and known victims of Jack Kevorkian)

KEY OBJECTIONS TO THE LEGALIZATION OF ASSISTED SUICIDE
(Formulated by DREDF – Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund)

LAWS about ASSISTED SUICIDE in UNITED STATES

LINKS to Disability Rights, Government, Law, News, Pain Control

Living Will (See: Advance Directives)

LOUISIANA

MAINE

MARKER, RITA – bio

MASSACHUSETTS

MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MINORITIES AND THE POOR
Inequity in health care and its implications for assisted suicide.

MISDIAGNOSIS
“Medical misdiagnoses can have fatal consequences”

MONTANA

NEGRI, JASON – bio

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

NEW YORK STATE TASK FORCE REPORT ON EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE

• “When Death is Sought” – Original Report (1994)
• 1997 Supplemental Report

NEW ZEALAND

NEWS ARTICLES and NEWS ARCHIVES

NITSCHKE

NURSES

OBAMACARE (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)

ORDER FORM for PATIENTS RIGHTS COUNCIL MATERIALS

OREGON

OREGON v. ASHCROFT

ORGAN DONATION and ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION

PAIN CONTROL
Power over Pain Brochure

PATIENT COMFORT AND CONTROL ACT (Arizona)

PATIENT PROTECTION and AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Obamacare)

PENNSYLVANIA

POLST (Also includes POST, MOLST, MOST and similar document information)

POWER OVER PAIN: How to Get the Pain Control You Need

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED ARTICLES

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE

PROTECTIVE MEDICAL DECISIONS DOCUMENT

Schiavo (See: Food and Fluids)

SCOTLAND (See: UNITED KINGDOM)

SINGER, PETER

SMITH, WESLEY J. – bio

SUICIDE AWARENESS
Information about suicide and depression

SWITZERLAND

TEXAS

ULTIMATE END-OF-LIFE PLAN
(Wall Street Journal — September 6, 2013)

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED STATES

• Euthanasia and Assisted-Suicide Measures in the United States (1991-2006).

UNITED STATES SENATE TESTIMONY (5/25/06)

Witness list
Coleman testimony
Marker testimony
Smith testimony

UPDATE (PRC Newsletter)

VERBAL ENGINEERING

VERMONT

VOLUNTARILY STOPPING EATING & DRINKING (VSED)

Important Questions & Answers about VSED

WASHINGTON

WISCONSIN

WORDS USED IN ASSISTED SUICIDE DEBATE
(See Verbal Engineering)

WYOMING

ZURICH DECLARATION
Right-to-die activists declare that “severe and enduring distress” is a justification for assisted suicide and euthanasia