Hastened Death

Posted On 2021-04-02 11:26:25

In palliative care, a hastened death is when a person who has a life limiting illness has the wish, desire, or intentionally seeks to end their life prematurely. We are proposing that hastened death includes, but is not exclusive of, lawful assisted dying where an individual who meets a specific criterion can be prescribed or administered medications to end their life.

Editorial on Hastened Death
International practice in relation to hastened death and assisted dying
Sheri Mila Gerson, Nancy Preston

Review Article on Hastened Death
Assisted dying around the world: a status quaestionis
Sarah Mroz, Sigrid Dierickx, Luc Deliens, Joachim Cohen, Kenneth Chambaere

Voluntary assisted dying in the Australian state of Victoria: an overview of challenges for clinical implementation
Courtney Hempton

Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Canada: practical aspects for healthcare teams
Ellen Wiebe, Stefanie Green, Kim Wiebe

Overview of voluntarily stopping eating and drinking to hasten death
Jane Lowers, Sean Hughes, Nancy J. Preston

Original Article on Hastened Death
Assisted dying and palliative care in three jurisdictions: Flanders, Oregon, and Quebec
Sheri Mila Gerson, Gitte H. Koksvik, Naomi Richards, Lars Johan Materstvedt, David Clark

Classification of end-of-life decisions by Dutch physicians: findings from a cross-sectional survey
Anouk Overbeek, Veerle E. van de Wetering, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Paul A. M. Mevis, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Liselotte Postma, Judith A. C. Rietjens, Agnes van der Heide

Patients’ views on end-of-life practices that hasten death: a qualitative study exploring ethical distinctions
Jessica E. Young, Janine Winters, Chrystal Jaye, Richard Egan

‘Desire to Die’ in palliative care patients—legal framework and recommendations of the national evidence-based guideline on palliative care in Germany
Kerstin Kremeike, Anne Pralong, Kathleen Boström, Claudia Bausewein, Steffen T. Simon, Reinhard Lindner, Raymond Voltz, On behalf of the Working Group on Desire to Die of the German Palliative Care Guideline

The series “Hastened Death” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Palliative Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Nancy J. Preston and Sheri Mila Gerson are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.