James F. Childress, Ph.D. is Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Religious Ethics and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia where he also chairs the Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of numerous articles and several books including Principles of Biomedical Ethics, co-authored with Tom L. Beauchamp, Paternalism and Health Care, and Moral Responsibility and Conflicts.
Mary Carrington Coutts, M.L.S. is a reference librarian at the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature, Georgetown University.
Rihito Kimura, J.D., LL.M. is Director of the Asian Bioethics Program at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University and Professor of Bioethics and Law, Waseda University, Tokyo.
Monica A. Koshuta, M.S.N. is the administrator of Hospice of Washington, a program of The Washington Home.
Joanne Lynn, M.D. is Director, Division for Aging Studies and Services, and Co-Director, ICU Research Unit, at George Washington University Medical Center. She is Medical Director of Hospice of Washington.
Aaron L. Mackler, M.A. is a rabbi and the staff ethicist with the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.
Elizabeth Leibold McCloskey, M.A. is a legislative assistant to Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO). She has a master's degree in social ethics from Yale Divinity School.
John A. Robertson is the James Watt Gregory Professor at the School of Law, University of Texas at Austin, and the author of The Rights of the Critically Ill.
Phyllis Schmitz, B.S.N. is a home care nurse at Hospice of Washington. [End Page vi]