ICU/End of Life

CIR is not affiliated with any faith tradition, but some resources from faith traditions are included as explanations for readers with relevant beliefs.

Key Texts:

  1. Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). Position Statement on Opiates. 2020. Full text here.
  2. CMDA. Position on Organ Transplantation. Full text here.
  3. Catholic Medica Association. Position on Futility. 2007. Full text here.
  4. CMDA. Position on Death. 2004. Full text here.
  5. CMDA. Position on Medical Futility. 1994. Full text here.
  6. CMDA. Position on Pain Management. 1993. Full text here.
  7. CMDA. Position on Euthanasia. 1988. Full text here.

Key Abstracts:

  1. Doran SE, Vukov JM. Organ Donation and Declaration of Death: Combined Neurologic and Cardiopulmonary Standards. Linacre Q. 2019 Nov;86(4):285-296. Full text here.
  2. Somerville M. Does It Matter How We Die? Ethical and Legal Issues Raised by Combining Euthanasia and Organ Transplantation. Linacre Q. 2019 Nov;86(4):359-365. Full text here.
  3. Raphael FJ, Ely W, Aksamit A, Golder B. Special Issue on Brain Death. Linacre Q. 2018 Nov;85(4):483. doi: 10.1177/0024363918817085. Epub 2019 Jan 3. Full text here.
  4. Sprung CL, Somerville MA, Radbruch L, Collet NS, Duttge G, Piva JP, Antonelli M, Sulmasy DP, Lemmens W, Ely EW. Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Emerging Issues From a Global Perspective. J Palliat Care. 2018 Oct;33(4):197-203. Abstract here.
  5. Sulmasy DP, Travaline JM, Mitchell LA, Ely EW. Non-faith-based arguments against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Linacre Q. 2016 Aug;83(3):246-257. Full text here.