This article discusses the use of "living wills" as a method for permitting a terminally ill patient to forego or terminate life-sustaining treatment. First, the constitutional issues, description, and medical and legal considerations of "living wills" will be explored. Secondly, alternative methods to forego or terminate life-sustaining treatment will be discussed. Finally, this article will analyze Ohio's proposed "living will" statute, and offer corresponding recommendations.
Mazgaj, Frank G.
"Ohio's Need to Enact a Living Will Statute and Recognize the Terminally Ill Patient's Right to Death With Dignity,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol19/iss3/5