alexa The promise of a good death


Advanced Practices in Nursing

Author(s): Ezekiel J Emanuel, Linda L Emanuel

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For more than three decades, interest in improving the care of dying patients has progressed from being the concern of a few health-care professionals to being a widespread social concern. More than 35 years ago Saunders founded the hospice movement in Britain.1 Nearly 30 years ago Kubler-Ross published On Death and Dying2 and the “living will” was first proposed.3 More than 20 years ago the Quinlan decision4 made clear that it was legal and ethical to terminate life-sustaining treatments in the USA, and California became the first state to enact a living-will statute.

This article was published in The Lancet and referenced in Advanced Practices in Nursing

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