Hot Paper Topics
Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide
and Dying-- extensive text files and statistical files, on topics
like how we die, genocide, hospices, death and the military (including
an extensive file on effects of radiation during the cold war).
Assisted Suicide: a Web Pathfinder--from Longwood College Library.
of Life Choices: Feeding Tubes and Ventilators
of Life Issues -- articles from
The American Journal of Bioethics online, includes multimedia
Ethical Debate--Chapter 5 of a May 1994 report from the New York
State Task Force on Life and the Law, titled When Death Is Sought:
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Medical Context. It provides
excellent historical and philosophical background. For the text of the
entire report, click
an outstanding collection of document files and data, with particular
emphasis on the Catholic perspective.
and Doctor-Assisted Suicide--All Sides--Religious Tolerance, with definitions of terms, statements from
various religious groups, examination of ethical issues, and more. Use
more than this one source though, in your paper.
the Dutch experience-- outlines Dutch law on assisted suicide,
definitions, limitations, etc.
Anti-Euthanasia Task Force--includes information on countries with
assisted suicide laws, and their experiences, statistics on death and
suicide, information on pain control, and on managed care/cost
Dead Yet--sponsored by disability activists opposed to assisted
suicide. A view from the other side.
to Die: Understanding the Issue -- The
Understanding the Issue section lays out the facts and policy
alternatives, while the Public Opinion section offers a detailed
profile of public thinking about the issue.
Facts and Statistics -- from the U.S. Nat'l Institute of
Why the Concept of Brain Death is Valid as a Definition of Death --
from the Vatican.