Advance Directives and the Pursuit of Death with Dignity

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Indiana University Press, Oct 22, 1993 - Law
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"[Cantor provides] both a cogent and provocative text and prodigious references." -- The New England Journal of Medicine

"Cantor develops a careful and accessible ethic of autonomy and dignity regarding forgoing life-prolonging medical treatment... " -- Ethics

"A thoughtful, informative and sensitive text... " -- European Medical Journal

"Professor Cantor of Rutgers University School of Law has created a scholarly and sophisticated, yet quite accessible, legal analysis of the subject of advance directives... detailed, exhaustively referenced... " -- The Florida Bar Journal

"This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about advance directives for health care." -- Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"Cantor provides a very thorough, reliable, and readable guide... " -- Robert M. Veatch, Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Cantor examines the medical, legal, and moral issues surrounding advance medical directives -- those devices aimed at controlling medical intervention during the dying process after the patient is no longer competent.

 

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Contents

for Advance Directives
33
Drafting Advance Instructions
54
Interpretation and Administration of Advance Directives
72
The Moral Boundaries of Shaping PostCompetence Medical Care
98
Enforcing Advance Directives
122
New Jerseys Model Legislation
135
Advance Directive for Health Care
149
The New Jersey Bioethics Commissions Combined
159
A Values Profile
166
Index
203
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About the author (1993)

NORMAN L. CANTOR is Professor of Law and Justice Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar at Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, and is also a member of the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. He served as an advisor to counsel in the Karen Ann Quinlan case and as advisor to the New Jersey Bioethics Committee. He is author of Legal Frontiers of Death and Dying and numerous law journal articles covering legal aspects of death and dying.

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