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ABOUT THE PATIENTS RIGHTS COUNCIL

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

Advance Directive Definitions
Do You Need an Advance Directive?
Protecting Yourself and Your Family
Protective Medical Decisions Document

ALASKA

ALABAMA

ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE)

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

“ARTIFICIAL FEEDING” (See FOOD AND FLUIDS)

ASSISTED SUICIDE: COMPARISON OF STATE LAWS PERMITTING DOCTOR- PRESCRIBED SUICIDE
Laws as of September 2017

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? See: Children and Teens
Proposals for permitting euthanasia and assisted suicide for children and teens

“ASSISTED SUICIDE: RHETORIC v. REALITY”

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

ATTEMPTS TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE

2015 Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bills Proposed in U.S.
2016 Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bills Proposed in U.S.
2017 Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bills Proposed in U.S.
2018 Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bills Proposed or Carried Over from 2017
2019 Prescribed Suicide Bills Proposed or Carried Over from 2018
2020 Prescribed Suicide Bills Proposed or Carried Over from 2019
Attempts to Legalize euthanasia & Assisted Suicide in U.S.since 1994

AUSTRALIA

AWARENESS

BELGIUM

BIOETHICS

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

COLOMBIA

COLORADO

COMPARISON OF STATE LAWS PERMITTING DOCTOR-PRESCRIBED SUICIDE

COMPLICATIONS
Documented fact sheet about the problems associated with assisted suicide

CONNECTICUT

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

COST CONTAINMENT

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

DEADLY COMPASSION

DEATH and BRAIN DEATH

DEATH RATES from HOMICIDE AND SUICIDE

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

DELAWARE

DIAGNOSIS and MISDIAGNOSIS

DISABILITY PERSPECTIVE (Articles and links related to disability rights)

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA

DO NOT RESUSCITATE (DNR)

DOUBLE EFFECT

DRUGS USED FOR DOCTOR-PRESCRIBED SUICIDE

ELDER ABUSE

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

GERMANY

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

GUARDIANSHIP

HAWAII

HEALTH CARE REFORM

HELPFUL LINKS BY TOPIC

HEMLOCK and CARING FRIENDS

HOLLAND

HOSPICE

IDAHO

INDIA

IOWA

IRELAND

ISSUES — INTERNATIONAL by COUNTRY

ISSUES by STATE

ITALY

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)

LAUREN HILL

LAWS about ASSISTED SUICIDE in UNITED STATES

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

Living Will (See: Advance Directives)

LONELINESS

LOUISIANA

LUXEMBOURG

MAINE

MARKER, RITA – bio

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

MEDICAL ERRORS and MISDIAGNOSIS

MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

MEXICO

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

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

MISSOURI

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

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

NORTH CAROLINA

NURSES

NURSING HOMES (See ELDER ABUSE)

OBAMACARE (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

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)

PORTUGAL

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED ARTICLES

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE

PROTECTIVE MEDICAL DECISIONS DOCUMENT

QUALITY OF LIFE (QALY) RATINGS

RESOURCE MATERIALS

RHODE ISLAND

Schiavo (See: Food and Fluids)

SCOTLAND (See: UNITED KINGDOM)

SINGER, PETER

SMITH, WESLEY J. – bio

SOUTH DAKOTA

STROKE

SUICIDE AWARENESS, CONSEQUENCES & STATISTICS

SWITZERLAND

TELEMEDICINE

TENNESSEE

TERMINAL ILLNESS

TEXAS

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED STATES

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

UNITED STATES SENATE TESTIMONY (5/25/06)

Marker testimony
Smith testimony

UPDATE (PRC Newsletter)

UTAH

VERBAL ENGINEERING

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

VOLUNTARILY STOPPING EATING & DRINKING (VSED)

Important Questions & Answers about VSED

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

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