Georgia Thought Leaders

An Overview of Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking to Hasten Death

Jane Lowers, Sean Hughes, Nancy Preston

Experience of Caregivers Supporting a Patient through Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking

Jane Lowers, Sean Hughes, Nancy Preston
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No Place for Dying: Hospitals and the Ideology of Rescue

Dr. Helen Stanton Chapple
In this book, Dr. Chapple gives a critical analysis of the culture of hospital care for the dying. She interviewed clinicians of over 200 patients who had died and presents an argument for the need to change the culture of dying in the US. She describes a culture that supports the belief that hospitals rescue us from dying. She posits that rescue is the gold standard of acute care in the US, putting hospitals in a “battle with death,” which impacts how we die in hospitals.

Avoid Myths When Considering ‘Death with Dignity’ Laws

Jordan Potter and Jessica Ginsberg
The Augusta Chronicle
February 29, 2020

Barriers to Patient Involvement in Decision-Making in Advanced Cancer Care: Culture as an Amplifier

Daniel Hurst, Jordan Potter, Jasia Baig, Persis Naumann, Joan Lockhart, Manjulata Evatt, and Joris Gielen,
Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
In Press

A Model for Standardized and Proactive Advance Care Planning

*Martha Hage, Eric Nelson, Amy Bocchino, Jessica Ginsberg, and Jordan Potter
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care
In Press

Palliative Sedation, Compassionate Extubation, and the Principle of Double Effect: A Case Study

Jordan Potter, Steven Shields, and Renee Breen
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine 38, no. 12

Letter to the Editor

Bryan Kibbe and Jordan Potter
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 48, no. 1

Requiring Consent to Brain Death Testing: A Perilous Proposal

Joseph Bertino and Jordan Potter
American Journal of Bioethics 20, no. 6

When Advance Directives Collide

Jordan Potter and Susannah Lee
Journal of General Internal Medicine 35, no. 7

The Psychological Slippery Slope from Physician-Assisted Death to Active Euthanasia: A Paragon of Fallacious Reasoning

Jordan Potter and Susannah Lee
Medicine, Healthcare & Philosophy 22, no. 2

The Principle of Double Effect in End-of-Life Care

Jordan Potter
The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 15, no. 3

The Errant Ways We Talk About Brain Death

Jordan Potter and Jason Lesandrini
Journal of Medical Ethics Blog
December 11, 2019

Stop My Dad’s Suffering – Bridging the Gap Between Comfort Care and Euthanasia

Jessica Turnbull, Jordan Potter, and Steven Shields
Critical Connections 18, no. 4


Georgia Health Decisions

GHD developed the CRITICAL Conditions Planning Guide to help Georgians to have the conversation with their loved ones around death and dying, and begin the task of advance care planning.

Attitudes Toward Euthanasia and Suicide for Terminally Ill Persons

Brandon K. Attell,
1977-2016: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis (2017)


Bereavement Navigators

Ronnie Genser
Handout: After a Death (PDF 147 kb)