Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Ethics and Policy Studies

First Committee Member

Craig Walton

Number of Pages



Chapter One is a basic introduction to the topic of euthanasia. Chapter Two focuses on the Hippocratic writings. The role of the church and the idea of death will be explored in Chapter Three. In Chapter Four, various views and policies regarding euthanasia will be examined. Chapter Five takes a look at some medical, economic, and legal concerns of euthanasia today. Various cases in the right to die controversy will be examined in Chapter Six. Chapter Seven reviews three prominent organizations in the right to die movement; the Living Will and state statutes will be reviewed in Chapter Eight. Next, the individual's rights as a patient will be investigated in Chapter Nine. Chapter Ten looks at the question, "Is euthanasia a right or a wrong?" Health care and the problems of aging will be touched upon in Chapter Eleven. Chapter Twelve is the conclusion presenting several policy recommendations. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).


Die; Elderly; Euthanasia; Individuals; Right

Controlled Subject

Sociology; Gerontology; Nursing

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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