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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I believe that the events discussed here constitute just such a historical leap in the right-to-die arena.
They rejected a right-to-die initiative in November 1992.
But the scope of the right-to-die case is much wider: Tribe and attorney Kathryn Tucker, the Seattle lawyer who will join him in court, will be asking the justices to define unspecified, individual ``rights'' in the Constitution, as they did in Roe vs.
The suicide took place in the home of Janet Good, 72, founder of the Michigan chapter of the National Hemlock Society, an American right-to-die organization.
Many right-to-die advocates say that decisions to end a life of pain and suffering should be made privately, by families and their doctors.
The 86-year-old opera enthusiast, who had been a right-to-die campaigner for many years, had battled fainting episodes and collapsed in the middle of the night last year.
But her first right-to-die bill, the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill, was defeated in the Scottish Parliament in 2010.
managed to leave open a loophole in the right-to-die debate.
THE family of locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson, left, are pressing forward with their right-to-die campaign, after seeking permission to appeal against a High Court ruling.
CAMPAIGNERS with conflicting opinions on the right-to-die debate united in their support for the grieving family of locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson.
The Friuli Venezia Giulia region, known for its conservative Catholic bent, is trying to prevent production shingle Cattleya from obtaining up to $200,000 in gap financing for Bellocchio's "Beauty," which interweaves three separate life-and-death story strands against the backdrop of Italy's 2009 Eluana Englaro right-to-die controversy.