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Battin, Margaret P. Ethical Issues in Suicide, Prentice-Hall, 1995. Professor Battin examines suicide from almost every possible perspective. Chapter 7 deals with "physician-assisted suicide" as a public debate, an ethical issue, and a practical policy issue.

Battin, Margaret P. Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life, Oxford University Press, 1994. This book examines the whole spectrum of issues surrounding deaths by decision, including withdrawing and withholding treatment, euthanasia, and suicide. Chapter 13 contains a very thoughtful and important list of 17 questions that mental health professionals should ask when responding to a request for assistance in suicide.

Dworkin, Ronald. Life's Dominion: An Argument About Abortion, Euthanasia, and Individual Freedom, Knopf, 1993. Considered by many scholars to be the most important philosophical work on theses issues, Professor Dworkin's book examines the most basic issues surrounding questions of the "right to life" and the "right to die," including relevant court decisions and the constitutional debate.

Hillyard, Daniel and John Dombrink. Dying Right: The Death with Dignity Movement, Routledge, 2001. This 2001 release provides an overview of the Death with Dignity movement and highlights Oregon specifically. Hillyard navigates the complexities of the issue and explores the public policy implications.

Quill, Timothy E. Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, Oxford University Press, 2001. Quill examines medical humanism and provides valuable information for practicing physicians, patients and families.

Quill, Timothy E. A Midwife Through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing and Hard Choices at the End of Life, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. Quill explores the doctor-patient relationship in the context of end-of-life care.

Quill, Timothy E. Death and Dignity: Making Choices and Taking Charge, W.W. Norton & Co., 1993. An in-depth and detailed description of treatment options at the end of life. This book explains what options patients have and how to understand those options. Dr. Quill also explains why he helped a patient of his to die, rather than suffer intolerably with terminal leukemia, and why he believes that the practice of physician-assisted suicide must be regulated and not ignored.

Snyder, Lois and Timothy E. Quill. Physician's Guide to End-of-Life Care, American College of Physicians, 2001. Snyder and Quill take on the ethical, clinical and public policy challenges facing end-of-life care today.

Webb, Marilyn. The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life, Bantam Books, 1997. Webb provides a journalist's insight into our nation's search for death with dignity.

Werth, James L., Jr. Rational Suicide: Implications for Mental Health Professionals, Taylor & Francis, 1996. Contains results of the first research done on the professional beliefs and experience of mental health professionals in the area of rational suicide. Also contains a helpful section on the history of the debate in Western culture.

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