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ENDING LIFE SUPPORT: WHO DECIDES?
Aug 20, 1970

Transcript from CNN's Talkback Live

(May 30, 2001)



ENDING LIFE SUPPORT: WHO DECIDES?
Bobbie Battista, Sanjay Gupta



Court cases under way in Florida and California could help
clarify who can end the life of people in comas or vegetative
states. The cases of Terri Schiavo and Robert Wendland
demonstrate the difficulty of the decision to pull the plug,
especially when family members disagree.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hand it to me, Robert.
(END VIDEO CLIP)

Attitudes of Oregon Psychologists Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.
Aug 20, 1970

Fenn and Ganzini, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, June 1999.

End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study
Aug 20, 1970

On the 17th June 2003, The Lancet published a report entitled ‘End-of-life decision-making in six European countries: descriptive study’, which examines the frequency and characteristics of end-of-life decision-making practices in Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Italy (four areas), the Netherlands, Sweden and the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Euthanasia Conference Gives Overwhelming Support to Development of Suicide Pill
Aug 20, 1970

The Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation conference in Broken Hill, Australia, yesterday gave overwhelming support to the development in Australia of a suicide pill able to provide the terminally ill with the means to their own dignified death.

Kevorkian Controversy
Aug 20, 1970

Written by the Detroit Free Press a chronological study of Jack Kevorkian and issues surrounding his work.

Effects of euthanasia on the bereaved family and friends: a cross sectional study
Aug 20, 1970

This study was published in Volume 327, Number 7408 of the British Medical Journal (26 July 2003) which explored the question, “What is a good death?”

Bush policy on suicide is shielded in secrecy
Aug 20, 1970

Nathan Diament spent two years lobbying Congress to shut down Oregon's assisted-suicide law. But when Bush administration officials called Tuesday to say they had done the job by administrative action, he was not only pleased but also surprised.

Archive of US Supreme Court judgements
Aug 20, 1970
World Federation grows, some law successes
Aug 20, 1970

President's Report by Michael Irwin, MD, President of the World Federation of Right To Die Societies.

Harris Poll -- January 2002
Aug 20, 1970

Harris Interactive Survey Finds 2-to-1 Majorities Continue to Support Rights to Both Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Clear majority (when asked) also believes that Attorney General Ashcroft is wrong to oppose Oregon proposition allowing physician- assisted suicide

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