The Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Debate

Author: Demetra M. Pappas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313341877
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This revealing volume explores recent historical perspectives on the modern euthanasia and assisted-suicide debate and the political arenas in which it has unfolded. * Case studies explain contemporary legal techniques in the handling of euthanasia and assisted-suicide prosecutions, including those involving doctors, nurses, and family members * A chronology shows political events and major cases of medical euthanasia and assisted suicide over the past 100 years * A glossary explains key terms, such as "causation," "intent," "palliative care," and "double effect" * An interdisciplinary bibliography cites significant materials from the fields of history, law, and sociology, as well as major medical journal articles

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Global Views on Choosing to End Life

Author: Michael J. Cholbi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440836809
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States as well as in other countries and cultures. • Addresses the extended history of debates regarding the ethical justifiability of assisted suicide and euthanasia • Analyzes assisted suicide and euthanasia in many cultural, philosophical, and religious traditions • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject, including coverage of topics such as the depictions of assisted dying in popular culture, that enables a more complete understanding of the emotionally charged controversy surrounding this subject • Spotlights the latest medical and scientific developments in euthanasia and examines the role of technology in the ethical debates on assisted dying

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Author: Neil M. Gorsuch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691140971
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate; the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present.

A Culture of Engagement

Author: Cathleen Kaveny
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626163022
Format: PDF, ePub
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Religious traditions in the United States have been characterized by an ongoing tension between assimilation to the broader culture, typically reflected by mainline Protestant churches, and defiant rejection of cultural incursions, as witnessed by more sectarian movements such as Mormonism and Hassidism. But legal theorist and theologian Cathleen Kaveny contends that religious traditions do not need to swim in either the Current of Openness or the Current of Identity. There is a third possibility, which she calls the Current of Engagement, which accommodates and respects tradition but which recognizes the need to interact with culture to remain relevant and to offer a prophetic critique of social and political and legal and economic practice. In fifty-six brief articles Kaveny illustrates the implications of the Current of Engagement in American public life. The articles are organized into five chapters or sections: Law as Teacher; Religious Liberty and its Limits; Conversations about Culture; Conversations about Belief; and Cases and Controversies. Kaveny provides astonishing insights into a range of hot-button issues: abortion, assisted suicide, government-sponsored torture, contraception, the Ashley Treatment, capital punishment, and the role of religious faith in a pluralistic society.

A Concise History of Euthanasia

Author: Ian Dowbiggin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742531116
Format: PDF
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Traces the controversial history of euthanasia, examining evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death and taking issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing assisted suicide.

Regulating how We Die

Author: Linda L. Emanuel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674666542
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Addressing the subject of euthanasia, medical ethicist Dr. Linda Emanuel assembles testimony from leading experts to provide not only a clear account of the arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia--but also historical, empirical, and legal perspectives on this complex and often heart-rending issue.

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Author: Gerald Dworkin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316025462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The moral issues involved in doctors assisting patients to die with dignity are of absolutely central concern to the medical profession, ethicists, and the public at large. The debate is fuelled by cases that extend far beyond passive euthanasia to the active consideration of killing by physicians. The need for a sophisticated but lucid exposition of the two sides of the argument is now urgent. This book supplies that need. Two prominent philosophers, Gerald Dworkin and R. G. Frey present the case for legalization of physician-assisted suicide. One of the best-known ethicists in the US, Sissela Bok, argues the case against.

Arguing Euthanasia

Author: Jonathan Moreno
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684807602
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Essays discuss the legal and ethical issues related to physician-assisted sucicide, the work of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and lethal prescriptions for the terminally ill

The Modern Art of Dying

Author: Shai J. Lavi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400826773
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How we die reveals much about how we live. In this provocative book, Shai Lavi traces the history of euthanasia in the United States to show how changing attitudes toward death reflect new and troubling ways of experiencing pain, hope, and freedom. Lavi begins with the historical meaning of euthanasia as signifying an "easeful death." Over time, he shows, the term came to mean a death blessed by the grace of God, and later, medical hastening of death. Lavi illustrates these changes with compelling accounts of changes at the deathbed. He takes us from early nineteenth-century deathbeds governed by religion through the medicalization of death with the physician presiding over the deathbed, to the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. Unlike previous books, which have focused on law and technique as explanations for the rise of euthanasia, this book asks why law and technique have come to play such a central role in the way we die. What is at stake in the modern way of dying is not human progress, but rather a fundamental change in the way we experience life in the face of death, Lavi argues. In attempting to gain control over death, he maintains, we may unintentionally have ceded control to policy makers and bio-scientific enterprises.

Final Exit

Author: Derek Humphry
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385336535
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An updated edition of a controversial best-seller shows people looking to end their suffering from unbearable pain due to terminal or incurable illness how to prepare for and commit suicide and offers other relevant information on such issues as euthanasia, living wills, hospice care, legal implications, and more. Original.