The Right to Die Debate: A Documentary History

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THE
RIGHT TO DIE
DEBATE

A Documentary History

Edited by MARJORIE B. ZUCKER

Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues

GREENWOOD PRESS

Westport, Connecticut · London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Advisory Board ii
  • Title Page - Right to Die Debate iii
  • Publication/Copyright Page iv
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Series Foreword xxi
  • Acknowledgments xxiii
  • Introduction xxv
  • Timeline xxix
  • Part 1 - Death and How We Face It 1
  • Document 1 - Hamlet, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 1
  • Document 2 - Death Be Not Proud, John Donne (1572-1631) 2
  • Document 10
  • Part II - Medical Advances, Care of the Dying, and The Euthanasia Movement Before 1952 21
  • Document 21
  • Document 24
  • Document 29
  • Attempts to Legalize Euthanasia in the United States 43
  • Document 50
  • Document 52
  • Part III - Changes in Medical Care and the Way We Die: The Euthanasia Movement, 1953-1965 59
  • Document 59
  • Document 63
  • Part IV - Advance Directives: Their Legalization and Implementation 71
  • Document 71
  • Document 74
  • Document 76
  • Document 81
  • Laws That Permit Health Care Decisions to Be Made By a Surrogate Who Was Not Appointed by The Patient 86
  • Document 90
  • Document 91
  • Document 97
  • Document 111
  • Part V - The Role of the Courts in End-of-Life Decision Making 135
  • Document 167
  • Document 171
  • Document 201
  • Document 202
  • Part VI - Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia 223
  • Document 234
  • Document 281
  • Document 290
  • References 295
  • Bibliography 296
  • Index 299
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