Resources on End Of Life Issues

The movement to legalize assisted suicide has been growing in slow but measurable acceptability in the United States. This year, the District of Columbia joined Oregon, Montana, Washington and Vermont in legalizing the practice. The federal government has oversight of... Continue...

(Note: This is the second in a two part series. Part one can be found here.) Over the past few decades the Dutch have expanded the scope of protected physician killing to include children. With their parent’s permission, a child... Continue...

“I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” For centuries, the Hippocratic Oath, which included this admonition against assisted suicide and euthanasia formed the core of Western medical ethics. Over the past... Continue...

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. As the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s diseases continues to surge, our systems of care have struggled to meet the need. After the initial diagnosis, care often... Continue...

Note: This is the second in a series on euthanasia. Click here to read Part I. Over the past few decades the Dutch have expanded the scope of protected physician killing to include children. With their parent’s permission, a child... Continue...

“I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” For centuries, the Hippocratic Oath, which included this admonition against assisted suicide and euthanasia formed the core of Western medical ethics. Over the past... Continue...

It was late at night after a long day when I received a call from my older brother informing me that my father was at the emergency room. My father had hoped to retrieve old office items that had been in a... Continue...

End-of-life issues are the various topics and ethical concerns that arise during the time surrounding death. ERLC is developing issue analysis briefs to address a broad range of issues, from decision-making to euthanasia, that concern the end of life. The... Continue...

End-of-life issues are the various topics and ethical concerns that arise during the time surrounding death. ERLC is developing issue analysis briefs to address a broad range of issues, from decision-making to euthanasia, that concern the end of life. The... Continue...

In Belgium, a country with a majority of Catholic citizens, the parliament is set to pass a low allowing for euthanasia for minors. Here is what you should know about that legislation and other facts about the practice of euthanasia... Continue...