Articles for the ‘Reports & Documents’

Testimony by Dr. Ira R. Byock

Testimony by Dr. Ira R. Byock, before the New Hampshire legislature regarding a bill to permit assisted suicide in that state, February 19, 2009. Dr. Byock is Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Dartmouth, NH.

Our Last Rights: Do Not Resuscitate Orders and People with Disabilities

Originally published by the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities on October 8, 2000. This report is based on a survey of Manitobans with disabilities about their experience in hospital with having “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders put on their charts, or problems they had trying to remove those orders. Download: Our-Last-Rights-MB-DNR_a.pdf (PDF)

Assisted Suicide: A Disability Perspective Position Paper

Assisted Suicide: A Disability Perspective – Report by the National Council on Disability (U.S.), published in 1997 and Cover Memorandum Upon the Reissuance of the NCD Statement Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide, published in 2005. This report describes the process by which the National Council on Disability came to oppose assisted suicide. Download: NCD-Asst-Sui-Paper.docx (Word) NCD-Asst-Sui-Paper.pdf (PDF)

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