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Health Law: Death & Dying

This research guide is designed to introduce the various health law resources that the Seton Hall Law community has access to.

Death & Dying at a Glance

This research guide is not all-inclusive, however, many resources related to death and dying which are available through the Rodino Law Library are discussed here.   

Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide, Advance Directives, Right to Die and more

New Jersey Laws

New Jersey Declaration of Death Act:  N.J.S.A. 26:6A-1 et. seq. (Available on Westlaw, Lexis, Blaw)

New Jersey Advance Directives for Health Care Act: N.J.S.A. 26:2H-53 et seq. (Available on Westlaw, Lexis, Blaw)

Aiding Suicide:  N.J.S.A. 2C:11-6 (Available on Westlaw, Lexis, Blaw)

New Jersey Practitioner Materials

Elder-Law, It Ain't Just Wills
Call Number: KFN1891.A3 E42 1990  

Health Care Directives
New Jersey Practice Series
Chapter 37
Also available on Westlaw

Current Awareness

Health Policy Tracking Service Issue Briefs:  Long Term Care: End-of-Life Issues (Westlaw)

Treatises, Hornbooks & Scholarly Monographs

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life (EbscoHost)(eBrary)
Death and Dying: An Annotated Bibliography of the Thanatological Literature
Call Number: Z5725 .S93 2010 
The Law of Life and Death (EbscoHost)
Call Number: KF3827.D4 F65 2011  
Sourcebook on Death and Dying
Call Number: HQ1073.5.U6 S68 1982 
Death, Dying, And Organ Transplantation Reconstructing Medical Ethics At The End Of Life (eBrary)
The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking (updated December 2012)
Call Number:  KF3827.E87 M45
Physician-Assisted Death: Four Views on the Issue of Legalizing PAD: A Legal Research Guide (HeinOnline)
Call Number: KF3827.E87 W47 2009
The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Century
Call Number: R726 .C358 2010  
The Law, Immunization and the Right to Die (EBSCO eBooks)
Ethics and Aging: The Right to Live, The Right to Die (EBSCO eBooks & ProQuest eBook Central)
Patient Care Decision Making - A Legal guide for Medical Providers (Westlaw)
December 2016 Update

Subject Guide

50 State Survey

50 State Regulatory Surveys: Health Care Providers: Health Care Directives (Westlaw)
State Organ Donation Legislation (Department of Health and Human Services)
State-by-State Guide to Physician Assisted Suicide (