This comprehensive work guides general practitioners and elder law, health law, and health care professionals through complex issues pertaining to passive and active hastening of death, including the state statutes, such as The Oregon Death with Dignity Act, that apply to end-of-life decisionmaking. Other topics addressed include: 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; and resolution in a clinical versus a court setting, among others.
Database includes most recent edition only. Authors: <2018- > by Alan Meisel, Kathy L. Cerminara, Thaddeus M. Pope.
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