Nightingale Alliance
Resources on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

The Nightingale Alliance® offers a variety of resources. Many are available online for immediate download, while other are available through the mail. For our by-the-mail booklets, please click on Publications.



End-of-Life Alternatives

Disability and Assisted Suicide

Video Recounts Struggle of Person With Disability Against Maine Referendum to Legalize Assisted Suicide - (PDF)

Hospice Care

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life  - (PDF)

Hospice: A Loving Alternative  - (PDF)

Time to Say Goodbye: A Guide to Empowerment During Illness & Aging  - (PDF)

Pain Management

Dismantling the Barriers: Providing Palliative and Pain Care  - (PDF)

Eight Facts Everyone Should Know About Cancer Pain  - (PDF)

Pain Management: Beyond Pharmacology to Acupuncture and Hypnosis  - (PDF)

Pain, Suffering, and Meaning - (PDF)

Power Over Pain: How to Get the Pain Control You Need - (PDF)

The Role of the Clinician in Palliative Medicine - (PDF)

Why We Shouldn't Legalize Assisting Suicide, Part II: Pain Control - (PDF)


Library - Reference Resources

Articles, Videos and Online Resources

Angels of Death: Exploring the Euthanasia Underground - article 12

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past and Present - article 13

Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America - article 15

Deadly Compassion - article 16

Death As a Salesman (The Book) - article 17

Death As a Salesman (The Video) - article 18

Dignity and Dying: A Christian Appraisal - article 19

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life - article 20

Euthanasia Examined: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives - article 24

Euthanasia: Opposing Viewpoints - article 23

False Light (Video) - article 25

Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder - article 26

Issues in Law & Medicine - article 27

Last Rights - article 28

Life's Worth - article 29

Power Over Pain: How to Get the Pain Control You Need - article 30

Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients, and Assisted Suicide - article 32

Suicide and Euthanasia: Are They Ever Right? - article 33

Testing the Medical Covenant: Active Euthanasia and Health Care Reform - article 34

The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care - article 14

The Eternal Pity: Reflections on Dying - article 21

The Ethics of Euthanasia - article 22

The Right to Die? Caring Alternatives to Euthanasia - article 31

Time to Say Goodbye: A Guide to Empowerment During Illness & Aging - article 35

Tuesdays with Morrie - article 36

When Death is Sought: Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Medical Context - Second Edition - January 2000 (Includes the 1994 Report and 1997 Supplement) - article 37

When is it Right to Die? - article 38

When Killing is Wrong: Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Courts - article 39


Links to Other Organizations

The links shown below are to other organizations that oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide. Links to these websites do not necessarily imply an endorsement by the Nightingale Alliance® of all the content on these websites.


Research Papers

Below are links to research papers on assisted suicide and euthanasia.

'Euthanasia' in the Third Reich: Lessons for Today? - article 52

A Comparison of Characteristics of Kevorkian Euthanasia Cases and Physician-Assisted Suicides in Oregon - article 47

A Disability Perspective from the United States on the Case of Ms. B - article 48

Alternative to Euthanasia: Pain Management (PDF)

Assisted Suicide: A Disability Perspective (PDF)

Dutch Court Decisions on Non-voluntary Euthanasia Critically Reviewed (PDF)

Dutch Euthanasia Revisited (PDF)

Lessons From History's Most Calamitous Experience (PDF)

Mental Disorder in Elderly Suicides: A Case-Control Study - article 56 

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A Report to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution (PDF)

Physician-Assisted Suicide: Reflections on Oregon's First Case (PDF)

Responding to Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide - article 61

Suicide Intervention for People with Disabilities: A Lesson in Inequality (PDF)

The Case of Ms. B: Suicide's Slippery Slope? - article 46

The Dutch Experience (PDF)

The Glucksberg & Quill Amicus Curiae Briefs: Verbatim Arguments Opposing Assisted Suicide (PDF)

The Impact of Assisted Suicide on Persons with Disabilities - Is It A Right Without Freedom? (PDF)

The Model Physician-Assisted Suicide Act and the Jurisprudence of Death (PDF)

The Ninth Circuit Court's Treatment of the History of Suicide By Ancient Jews and Christians in Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington: Historical Naiveté or Special Pleading? (PDF)

Three Strikes: Is An Assisted Suicide Right Out? (PDF)


Real Life Stories

Below are links to the true stories of people who have had first-hand experience with doctor-assisted suicide.

An assisted suicide kills more than one victim - article 40

Lying About Dying - article 42

The Faces of Euthanasia - article 41

They Sent Me Home to Die - article 43