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Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking, Third Edition by Alan Meisel, Kathy L. Cerminara

Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking, Third Edition



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The Right to Die, Third Edition analyzes the statutory and case law surrounding the profound issues of end-of-life decisionmaking. Whether the situation calls for long-term planning or quick, unexpected decisionmaking, this cogent, one source treatise guides you through all the available channels for helping your clients reach the ultimate resolution.

This comprehensive edition guides general practitioners, elder law, health law, and health care professionals through complex issues pertaining to passive and active hastening of death and such subsequent statutes as The Oregon Death with Dignity Act. Also covered in the Third Edition are such issues as:

  • Civil and Criminal liability for such efforts
  • Do-not-resuscitate orders
  • Advance directives
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Palliative medical care
  • Decisionmaking for children and newborns
  • Surrogate decisionmaking statutes
  • Resolution in a clinical versus a court setting
  • And much more

Last Updated 05/21/2018
Update Frequency Updated semi-annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780735546653
SKU 10045752-7777
Table of Contents
  1. What is the Right to Die
  2. Nature and Sources of the Right to Die
  3. The Appropriate Forum for End-of-Life Decisionmaking: Courts or Clinical Settings
  4. Decisionmaking Standards for Incompetent Patients
  5. Limitations on End-of-Life Decisionmaking
  6. Application of End-of-Life Principles to Particular Treatments and Illnesses
  7. Advance Directives
  8. Surrogate (Family)Decisionmaking Statutes
  9. Decisionmaking for Children
  10. Decisionmaking for Handicapped Newborns
  11. Civil Liability
  12. Criminal Liability: Assisted Suicide and Active Euthanasia
  13. The Problem of 'Futile' Medical Treatment
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