Right-to-Die Policies in the American States: Judicial and Legislative Innovation

Right-to-Die Policies in the American States: Judicial and Legislative Innovation

by J. Donald Smith

Hardcover(Library Binding)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931202404
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/01/1902
Series: American Legal Institutions Ser.
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Medical Decision-Making and the Terminally Ill1
Three Case Vignettes2
End-of-Life Medical Decision-Making Policies13
Research Question18
Plan of the Book21
Chapter 2A Theory of Policy Adoption and Reinvention23
Research on Innovation23
A Typology of Legislative Policy Innovations30
Permissive Policies and Legislative Innovation33
Permissive Policies: Judicial Innovation44
Judicial and Legislative Innovation52
Chapter 3Research Design and Methods57
Legislative Innovation and Reinvention57
Judicial Innovation and Renovation64
Integrated Models69
Chapter 4Legislative Innovation and Reinvention75
The Advent of Legislative Policy-Making75
Living Will Laws78
Health Care Proxy Statutes100
Surrogate Decision-Making Laws114
Chapter 5Judicial Innovation and Reinvention133
The Rise of Litigation and Judicial Policy-Making133
The Adoption and Diffusion of Surrogate Decision-Making Policies137
Judicial Reinvention150
Reinvention and Renovation: Six States, Six Policies164
Chapter 6Judicial and Legislative Interaction183
The Complex Web of Relationships183
Legislative and Judicial Innovation Contrasted188
Adoption and Reinvention: Integrated Models195
Innovation and Renovation in Six States208
General Observations and Conclusions236
Chapter 7Conclusion239
Taking Stock239
Legislative Innovation and Reinvention240
Judicial Innovation and Reinvention244
Judicial-Legislative Interaction in the Policy Process246
Appendix AListing of Right-to-Die Statutes249
Appendix BMeasurement Operations and Data Sources257
Appendix CFacility Score Construction263
Appendix DListing of Right-to-Die Cases279

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