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.
Articles for the ‘Reports & Documents’
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)
Report by Professor Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and Lord Carlile of Berriew, Quebec, produced for Living and Dying Well in 2011. Download: Finlay-Living-Dying-Well.pdf (PDF)
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)