Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America

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INDEX
abortion rights, 82–83, 172
Academy of Neurology, 133
AC defibrillators, 59–60
Adkins, Janet, 188–199
advance care planning, 120
agent, health care, 142
aging, dying from, 104–107
AHA, See American Hospital Association
akinetic mutism, 10
Alabama, DNR guidelines in, 118
alliances in right to die cases, 175–176
“all vital bodily functions” test, 76
almshouses, 204
Alschular, Albert, 177
Altenbernd, Judge, 25
Alzheimer’s Association, 106
Alzheimer’s disease
people with, 106
and quality of life, 132–138
AMA, see American Medical Association
Ambu bag, 63
ambulance driver training programs, 65
American Academy of Neurology, 128
American Geriatrics Society, 90
American Hospital Association (AHA), 84, 85
American Medical Association (AMA)
artificial nutrition/hydration policy of, 171
on assisted suicide, 195, 197
and CPR attempts, 116
Curzan brief by, 90
and “double effect” of medicines, 198
on euthanasia, 197
Kevorkian condemned by, 190
on life-prolonging treatments, 133, 155–156
on quality of life, 128
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), 151, 153
amicus briefs, 90
Anderson, Patricia Fields, 28–29, 32, 34
anoxia, 89
apallic syndrome, 68
Arledge, Elizabeth “Betsey,” 88
Armstrong, Lance, on a good death, 218
Armstrong, Neil, 65
artificial nutrition and hydration, see feeding tube(s)

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