Individuals throughout the nation are examining their personal options to determine end-of-life decisions. This article examines the medical reasons why people may want to die, the legal background and current status of existing laws, the various options open to the terminally ill person (voluntary dehydration, suicide, assisted dying, euthanasia, and the double effect), and the role of the legal counselor.
McKhann, Charles F.
"When a Person Wants to Die: Legal Considerations,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
4, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss4/5