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Right to Die 

Right to Die
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Right to Die
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Elizabeth Ford

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0007
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date: 26 February 2020

Chapter 7 describes three cases that involve an individual’s right, in certain circumstances, to choose death. Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health is more specifically about a right to refuse life-sustaining treatment and surrogate decision-making; Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill are physician-assisted suicide cases, both decided on the same day by the U.S. Supreme Court and both declaring the practice unconstitutional.

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