|aPhysician-assisted suicide and euthanasia /|cLisa Yount.
|aNew York :|bFacts On File|cc2000
|a282 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aLibrary in a book.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPART I: OVERVIEW OF THE TOPIC: Introduction to euthanasia -- The Law of euthanasia -- Chronology -- Biographical listing -- Glossary -- PART II: GUIDE TO FURTHER RESEARCH: How to research right-to-die issues -- Annotated bibliography -- Organizations and agencies -- PART III: APPENDICES: Appendix A: Oregon Death with Dignity Act (1994) -- Appendix B: Pain Relief Promotion Act (1999) -- Appendix C: Extract from U.S. Supreme Court ruling: Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, 1990 -- Appendix D: Extract from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling: Compassion in Dying et al. v. State of Washington, 1996 -- Appendix E: Extract from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling: Quill v. Vacco, 1996 -- Appendix F: Extract from the U.S. Supreme Court ruling: Washington State v. Glucksberg/New York State v. Quill, 1997.
A first-stop research source on all sides of the issues of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Part I provides an overview of concepts and legislation, as well as a chronology, a glossary, and profiles of key figures. Part II tells how to research right-to-die issues, lists and briefly describes organizations and agencies, and describes many print resources. Appendices offer documents and extracts from court rulings. Yount is author of numerous science-related books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)