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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decision Making

Title: The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decision Making

Author: Alan Meisel

Publisher: Aspen

Edition: 3rd Ed.

Last update: 2013 Release

Description: The Right to Die, Third Edition analyzes the statutory and case law surrounding the profound issues of end-of-life decision-making. Whether the situation calls for long-term planning or quick, unexpected decision-making, 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
  • Decision making for children and newborns
  • Surrogate decision-making statutes
  • Resolution in a clinical versus a court setting
  • And much more

(Description from Publisher's website)



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