Dying and Social Policy in the New Millennium

11 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2008  

D. Dixon Sutherland

Stetson University (DeLand)

Rebecca C. Morgan

Stetson University College of Law

Date Written: June 2008

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Sutherland, D. Dixon and Morgan, Rebecca C., Dying and Social Policy in the New Millennium (June 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1141243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1141243

D. Dixon Sutherland

Stetson University (DeLand) ( email )

421 N. Woodland Blvd
DeLand, FL 32723
United States
(386)822-8931 (Phone)

Rebecca C. Morgan (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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