right-to-die


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right-to-die

Medical ethics A philosophical stance essentially equivalent to a DNR order, to be honored outside of a hospital or health care setting. See Do not resuscitate.
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The right-to-die movement originated in the context of technological advances following World War II.
I believe that the next focus of the right-to-die movement should be on seeing that Oregon's proposed physician-assisted suicide statute is approved and implemented.
The former nurse said she hoped Scotland could lead the way in the UK on right-to-die legislation.
Another political factor: The right had nothing better to bash Hollywood with this awards season than the right-to-die message in their onetime poster boy's movie.
The hard- rock band Hell on Earthhad said that a suicide by a terminally ill person would take place during a concert on Saturday to raise awareness of right-to-die issues.
THE husband of right-to-die campaigner Diane Pretty yesterday backed a call for a change in the law.
THE funeral of right-to-die campaigner Diane Pretty was taking place today.
Mrs Pretty had begun experiencing breathing difficulties 10 days ago, just three days after she lost her right-to-die challenge at the European Court of Human Rights.
The conference will serve to bring increased awareness to the right-to-die movement and the current legal issues associated with assisted dying in the United States including the Death with Dignity Initiative currently on the ballot in the state of Maine and the controversial "Pain Relief Promotion Act" or "PRPA", which, if passed, would serve to jeopardize Oregon's Death with Dignity law passing legislation barring doctors from prescribing lethal drugs for that purpose, thereby nullifying the law.
The Supreme Court's restraint in the right-to-die cases reflects not only the influence of Scalia's textualist theory but also, and primarily, his warning of a possible backlash.
While predictions of the outcome vary widely, right-to-die activists are anxiously awaiting these Supreme Court rulings, and several legislative measures are on hold pending the outcome.
These advocates joined with other right-to-die groups such as the Hemlock Society, "Everybody talks about it, these end-of-life decisions"' Grossman says, noting that every AIDS patient he's worked with has discussed the issue, "extremely few people opt for any kind of assistance.