The Heritage Foundation. July 24, 2012.
America is undergoing a demographic revolution, with a rapidly aging population blessed with greater longevity. While this is a triumph of modern medicine, it also presents an unprecedented ethical and fiscal challenge for individuals, families, medical professionals, and policymakers. In particular, Americans need to think carefully about care at the end of life. How should we think about life and death itself, the role of family and religion, and the duties of medical professionals and the use of advanced technology in the provision of end-of-life care? What is the role of freedom and personal responsibility? [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/CPI_DP_04.pdf [PDF format, 7 pages].
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