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Student Project: Patient's Right to Refuse Treatment and Right to Die in New York State: Current Awareness

Welcome to the research guide about “The patient's rights to refuse treatment” in New York State.

Physician-Assisted Death: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

"Physician-assisted death (PAD), which encompasses physician-assisted suicide and physician-administered euthanasia, has long been controversial. However, recent years have seen a trend toward legalizing some form of PAD in the United States and abroad. The author provides an annotated bibliography of sources concerning PAD and the many issues raised by its legalization."

* Alyssa Thurston

The Right to Die in Chronic Disorders of Consciousness: Can We Avoid the Slippery Slope Argument?

"Managing individuals with chronic disorders of consciousness raises ethical questions about the appropriateness of maintaining life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life decisions for those who are unable to make decisions for themselves."

* By Innov Clin Neurosci.

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The Brittany Maynard Story

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"Recently, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of states considering death with dignity laws. Sometimes called "assisted suicide" or "right to die" initiatives, these laws make it possible for terminally ill patients to use prescribed medication to end their lives peacefully rather than suffering a difficult death. The catalyst for greater national attention to this issue was 29-year- old Brittany Maynard, a woman diagnosed with terminal brain cancer who moved from California to Oregon to end her life in 2014. Maynard chose Oregon because California had not yet passed its aid-in-dying law, and Oregon was one of just a few states that allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives."

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