SPECIAL FEATURESBioethical Issues Concerning Death Death, Dying, and End-of-Life RightsPorter, Theresa BSN; Johnson, Punporn BSN; Warren, Nancy A. PhD, RN Author Information University of Tennessee at Martin, Tenn. Corresponding author: Nancy A. Warren, PhD, RN, University of Tennessee at Martin, 544 University St, Martin, TN 38238 (e-mail: [email protected]). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly 28(1):p 85-92, January 2005. Buy Abstract Ethical issues about death, dying, and a person's right to make end-of-life decisions have become one of the most legally complex and culturally sensitive areas to emerge in our time. Sensitive issues associated with a terminally ill individual's right to make end-of-life decisions and the disposition of those who are unable to make such decisions for themselves will keep healthcare professionals, medical ethicists, counselors, families, lawyers, judges, and legislators busy for years to come. Americans find it difficult to deal with end-of-life issues and would rather focus on what more can be done to save a life. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.