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Death & Dying Issues  

This research guide will present selected resources on end-of-life issues. This guide is by Bill Bookheim.
Last Updated: May 14, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Scope Note

Compiled by Bobbi Weaver.  Revised by Bill Bookheim.  Revised May 2012.

Scope Note:   This research guide is not all-inclusive.  It does, however, present resources available at the CWSL library and online regarding legal issues associated with death and dying.  It is designed to provide the researcher with guidance as to the location of materials dealing with this subject.  Additional research can be conducted by using the KIM system, legal periodical indexes, and other finding aids.  Access to Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet is limited to CWSL students and faculty. 

We welcome suggestions for improvement of this and other research guides.  Please consult the Reference Librarian with suggestions and further reseach questions. 

Getting Started:  This research guide is organized into subtopics concerning death and dying issues.  Selected sources are presented in the following topic areas:

  • Advance Directives
  • Right to Die
  • Assisted Suicide
  • Organ Donation

You may want to conduct a search in the KIM system, LegalTrac, or Internet search engines using the above keywords for further resources.  The resources noted below are not all-inclusive: there are numerous items on these controversial topics, and you may want to tailor your search to your individual research needs.


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