Ethics - SED by AD
James Wright, MD, PhD, CMD
James Wright, MD, PhD, CMD, is Vice Chair of AMDA-PALTC’s Ethics Committee. He holds a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Union Presbyterian Seminary and a Certificate in Bioethics from Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Wright is currently writing a book addressing the theological, medical and ethical implications of dementia, called “Love Endures”. He is medical director of three facilities in Richmond, Virginia.
- AMDA White Paper, "The Role of a Facility Ethics Committee in Decision-Making at the End of Life", March, 2008
- Paula Span, "The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission", York Times, 2016
- Ivanovic, N., et al, "Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking at the end of life - a 'systematic search and review' giving insight into an option of hastening death in capacitated adults at the end of life.”, BMC-Palliative Care, 2014
- Wax, J. et al, "Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking”, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2018