In The Case against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care, Dr. Kathleen Foley and Dr. Herbert Hendin uncover why pleas for patient autonomy and compassion, often used in favor of legalizing euthanasia, do not advance or protect the rights of terminally ill patients. Incisive essays by authorities in the fields of medicine, law, and bioethics draw on studies done in the Netherlands, Oregon, and Australia by the editors and contributors that show the dangers that legalization of assisted suicide would pose to the most vulnerable patients. Thoughtful and persuasive, this book urges the medical profession to improve palliative care and develop a more humane response to the complex issues facing those who are terminally ill.
When we lost Anthony Bourdain, we lost an icon.
An icon not just in the media - but a physical icon for love, honesty, creativity, and passion - all things wonderful.
His taking of his own life was a shock to many - and a wake-up call, to most, of how hidden some peo
It is so shameful the way that "suicide" victims are always viewed as crazy or drug seeking behaviors. Opposed to writing a story about someone in pain and their struggle, our society loves to point out people's flaws and struggle but never offer suggestions to help