Debating Euthanasia Book

Debating Euthanasia

  • Author : Emily Jackson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-12-02
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847317711


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In this new addition to the 'Debating Law' series, Emily Jackson and John Keown re-examine the legal and ethical aspects of the euthanasia debate. Emily Jackson argues that we owe it to everyone in society to do all that we can to ensure that they experience a 'good death'. For a small minority of patients who experience intolerable and unrelievable suffering, this may mean helping them to have an assisted death. In a liberal society, where people's moral views differ, we should not force individuals to experience deaths they find intolerable. This is not an argument in favour of dying. On the contrary, Jackson argues that legalisation could extend and enhance the lives of people whose present fear of the dying process causes them overwhelming distress. John Keown argues that voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are gravely unethical and he defends their continued prohibition by law. He analyses the main arguments for relaxation of the law - including those which invoke the experience of jurisdictions which permit these practices - and finds them wanting. Relaxing the law would, he concludes, be both wrong in principle and dangerous in practice, not least for the dying, the disabled and the disadvantaged.

The Euthanasia assisted suicide Debate Book

The Euthanasia assisted suicide Debate

  • Author : Demetra M. Pappas
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313341878


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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. Emotional public responses to widely publicized right-to-die and euthanasia cases, such as those revolving around Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Terri Schiavo, highlight their volatile mix of medical, ethical, religious, legal, and public policy issues. The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate explores how this debate has evolved over the past 100 years as judicial approaches, legislative responses, and prosecutorial practices have shifted as a result of changes in medical technology and consumer sophistication. Emphasizing the period from the 1950s forward, the book offers an unbiased examination of the origins of the modern medical euthanasia and assisted-suicide debates, the involvement of physicians, the history and significance of medical technology and practice, and the role of patients and their families in the ongoing controversy. This illuminating exploration of concepts, issues, and players will help readers understand both sides of the debate as viewed by participants. 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

Asking to Die  Inside the Dutch Debate about Euthanasia Book

Asking to Die Inside the Dutch Debate about Euthanasia

  • Author : David C. Thomasma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-04-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306468636


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claim was that he had faced a conflict of duties pitting his legal duty not to kill against his duty as a physician to relieve his patient’s unbearable suffering. He was acquitted on the important grounds of conflict of duty. These grounds are based on a concept in Dutch law called "force majeure" 4 which recognizes extenuating circumstances such as conflicts of duty. The acquittal was upheld by the Lower Court of Alkmaar, but revoked by an Amsterdam court of appeal. The case went on to the Supreme Court, but before the Supreme Court's decision was issued, the Royal Dutch Medical Association (RDMA) attempted to clarify the criteria for euthanasia that many within the profession already accepted. The RDMA proposed that physicians be permitted to perform euthanasia provided that a set of procedures had been met. Variously stated, the guidelines contain the following central provisions: Voluntary, competent, explicit, and persistent requests on the part of the • patient; Requests based on full information; • The patient is in a situation of intolerable and hopeless suffering (either • physical or mental); No further acceptable alternatives to euthanasia. All alternatives • acceptable to the patient for relief of suffering having been tried; Consultation with at least one other physician whose judgment can be • 5 expected to be independent. Indirectly, these guidelines became the criteria prosecutors used to decide whether or not to bring charges.

Euthanasia  Ethics and Public Policy Book

Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy

  • Author : John Keown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002-04-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 0521009332


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Whether the law should permit voluntary euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is one of the most vital questions facing all modern societies. Internationally, the main obstacle to legalisation has proved to be the objection that, even if they were morally acceptable in certain 'hard cases', voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide could not be effectively controlled; society would slide down a 'slippery slope' to the killing of patients who did not make a free and informed request, or for whom palliative care would have offered an alternative. How cogent is this objection? This book provides the general reader (who need have no expertise in philosophy, law or medicine) with a lucid introduction to this central question in the debate, not least by reviewing the Dutch euthanasia experience. It will interest all in any country whether currently for or against legalisation, who wish to ensure that their opinions are better informed.

Death Talk Book

Death Talk

  • Author : Margaret A. Somerville
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773522015


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"Argues that people who promote the legalization of euthanasia ignore the vast ethical, legal and social differences between euthanasia and natural death. Permitting euthanasia, Somerville demonstrates, would cause irreparable harm to respect for human life and society." --Cover.

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Book

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

  • Author : Neil M. Gorsuch
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-04-12
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691140971


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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.

Arguing Euthanasia Book
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Arguing Euthanasia

  • Author : Jonathan Moreno
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1995-10
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684807607


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The proliferation of life-prolonging technology in recent years has made the controversy over the "right to die" and physician-assisted suicide one of the most explosive medical and ethical issues of our day. Dr. Jack Kevorkian's "suicide machine" has commanded front-page coverage for several years, while in 1994 Oregon passed a measure allowing the terminally ill to obtain lethal prescriptions for suicide, and other states have placed similar proposals on their ballots.

The Call of Conscience Book

The Call of Conscience

  • Author : Michael J. Hyde
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Conscience
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 1570033889


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This study considers the relationship between the phenomenon of conscience and the practice of rhetoric as it relates to one of the most controversial issues of our time - euthanasia. The author offers an extensive treatment of Heidegger's and Levinas' philosophical investigations of conscience.

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide Book
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Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

  • Author : Gerald Dworkin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1998-08-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 0521587891


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A Cry for Help?

Last Rights  Book

Last Rights

  • Author : Michael M. Uhlmann
  • Publisher : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Assisted suicide
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042160112


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This rich and comprehensive anthology of primary sources is the essential reference work for anyone interested in understanding the arguments--moral, theological, medical, and legal-- on both sides of the assisted suicide and euthanasia debate.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Book

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

  • Author : David Albert Jones
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-09-21
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107198869


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In this book, a global panel of experts considers the international implications of legalised euthanasia based on experiences from Belgium.

The Euthanasia Debate Book

The Euthanasia Debate

  • Author : Patrick Kimuyu
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-02-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668631946


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Polemic Paper from the year 2017 in the subject Medicine - Medical Frontiers and Special Areas, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Euthanasia is seemingly raising numerous agonizing ethical dilemmas. Therefore, this research paper will critically analyze the ethical aspects of euthanasia. Euthanasia refers to the termination of a terminally ill patient’s life. It is executed at an individual’s consent especially when someone is suffering from an incurable health condition. In addition, the decision to terminate a patient’s life can also be made by the patient’s relatives, the court of law or medical practitioners. However, it is worth noting that the decision by the relatives, the court or the medics is only reached at if the patient is critically ill, such that he or she cannot think or reason. Euthanasia is commonly known as mercy killing or assisted suicide because all the suicide procedures are designed in such a way that, the patient’s dignity is not degraded or compromised. The Greeks termed it as euthanatos which simply meant easy death. Some individuals who are not terminally ill can sign consent for their lives to be terminated through euthanasia because of ethical reasons especially with matters related to human dignity, but this happens on rare occasions. However, euthanasia has aroused unprecedented debate in the society because it involves several considerations; the most significant one’s being practical, religious and ethical issues. Moreover, this practice seems to be somehow challenging to the health professionals, since it is not in alignment with the medical ethics nor legal framework. Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom: thus, it is considered illegal. Therefore, approaches towards euthanasia require caution, since it can lead to legal repercusions. For instance, voluntary euthanasia is considered as a crime in the United Kingdom, which is punishable by law. Any individual who deliberately executes euth

Choosing to Live  Choosing to Die Book

Choosing to Live Choosing to Die

  • Author : Nikki Tate
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459818910


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With many jurisdictions considering whether or not to implement new assisted-death legislation, Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die is a timely look at the subject for teen readers who may not yet have had much experience with death and dying. Readers are introduced to the topic of assisted dying through the author's own story. The issue continues to be hotly debated in families, communities and countries around the world, and there are no easy answers. Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die looks at the issue from multiple perspectives and encourages readers to listen with an open mind and a kind heart and reach their own conclusions.

Euthanasia  Ethics and Public Policy Book

Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy

  • Author : John Keown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107043206


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Resource added for the Psychology (includes Sociology) 108091 courses.

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Book

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

  • Author : Craig Paterson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351575072


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As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent.In this lucid and vigorous new book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from a fully fledged but non-dogmatic secular natural law perspective. He rehabilitates and revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning by developing a pluralistic account of just why we are required by practical rationality to respect and not violate key demands generated by the primary goods of persons, especially human life.Important issues that shape the moral quality of an action are explained and analysed: intention/foresight; action/omission; action/consequences; killing/letting die; innocence/non-innocence; and, person/non-person. Paterson defends the central normative proposition that 'it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive'.