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End of Life Ethical Issues

Professional Mental Health Ethics

A Training Resource

By James J Messina, Ph.D., CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS-T
References for Ethically Dealing with End of Life Issues

End of Life Issues

Bevacqua, F. & Kurplus, S.E.R. (2013). Counseling students’ personal values and attitudes toward euthanasia. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35(2), 172-188.


Gamino, L.S. & Ritter, R. H. (2012) Death competence: An ethical imperative. Death Studies, 36(1), 23-40.  DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2011.553503.


Goldblum, P.B. & Martin, D.J. (1999). Principles for the discussion of life and death option with terminally ill clients with HIV. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(2), 187-197.


Millner, V.S. & Hanks, R.B. (2002). Induced abortion: An ethical conundrum for counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 80(1), 57-63).


Moss, E.L. & Dobson, K.S. (2006). Psychology, spirituality, and end-of-life care: An ethical integration? Canadian Psychology, 47(4), 284-299. DOI: 10.1037/cp2006019.


Rosenberg, T. & Spence, J. (2013) Integrating care when the end is near: Ethical dilemmas in end-of-life care. The Journal of Collaborative Family HealthCare, 31(1), 75-83. DOI: 10.1037/a0031850.