Dying and Social Policy in the New Millennium
D. Dixon Sutherland
Stetson University (DeLand)
Rebecca C. Morgan
Stetson University College of Law
When it comes to length of life, the most important concern is not quantity but quality. In this essay, we offer our opinions on the causes, the issues, and the failure to implement an effective decisionmaking process outside of the courts, and conclude with a call for societal institutions to take a leadership role in resolution.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: death, brain death, end-of-life decisionmaking, hospices, dying, palliative care, religion and dying, ethical dilemmas, persistant vegetative state
JEL Classification: I10, I19, K10, K19
Date posted: June 6, 2008
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