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Advance Directives and the Pursuit of Death with Dignity

Indiana University Press
Place of Publication: 
Bloomington, IN

"[Cantor provides] both a cogent and provocative text and prodigious references." —The New England Journal of Medicine

"Cantor develops a careful and accessible ethic of autonomy and dignity regarding forgoing life-prolonging medical treatment . . . " —Ethics

"A thoughtful, informative and sensitive text . . . " —European Medical Journal

"Professor Cantor of Rutgers University School of Law has created a scholarly and sophisticated, yet quite accessible, legal analysis of the subject of advance directives . . . detailed, exhaustively referenced . . . " —The Florida Bar Journal

"This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about advance directives for health care." —Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"Cantor provides a very thorough, reliable, and readable guide . . . " —Robert M. Veatch, Director, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Cantor examines the medical, legal, and moral issues surrounding advance medical directives—those devices aimed at controlling medical intervention during the dying process after the patient is no longer competent. (Publisher)