Improving End of Life Care
A Hastings Center Special Report
This collection of essays examines issues surrounding end of life care, including the place of death and dying in modern medicine and conflicts over decision-making at the end of life. A list of end of life care resources is provided.
End of Life Care: A Human Rights Issue
Kathryn L. Tucker
Why does the undertreatment of pain during the end of life remain a routine problem in the United States? What legal and institutional steps must be taken to help the medical establishment fulfill its responsibilities to dying patients?
The Supreme Court and Physician-Assisted Suicide—The Ultimate Right
Marcia Angell, M.D.
What are the arguments against physician-assisted suicide, and why might they be unpersuasive? Should physician-assisted suicide be legalized?