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Advocating Dignity: Death with dignity in the US, 1985-2011


Abstract Advocacy groups work across many aspects of “death with dignity” practice and treatment, and provide insight across multiple aspects of “death with dignity”. This study argues that key advocacy groups in the American death with dignity movement influenced the broader conceptualization of death with dignity in a way that makes patients more able to achieve it. This influence has been a dynamic process across different periods of practice starting the discussion of “death with dignity” in 1985 through today, although this thesis extends only to 2011. The question in this study is how do the three main historical advocacy groups in the US: the Hemlock Society, Compassion in Dying, and Compassion and Choices, conceptualize death with dignity wi... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Cohan, Hailey E (Author) / Ellison, Karin (Advisor) / O'Neil, Erica (Committee member) / Piemonte, Nicole (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Ethics / Medical ethics / Aided Dying / Bioethics / Death with Dignity / Medical Advocacy / Medical Ethics / Policy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 89 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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