A Palliative Care Perspective

Author: David Jeffrey

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191866

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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The majority of doctors and nurses involved in specialist palliative care reject the legislation of physician assisted suicide. This book explores the reasons why the healthcare professionals who have the most experience of caring for dying patients should object to a change in the law.
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Author: Robert F. Weir

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253112910

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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"The book is extremely well balanced: in each section there is usually an argument for and against the positions raised. It is a useful and well-thought-out text. It will make people think and discuss the problems raised, which I think is the editor's main purpose." -- Journal of Medical Ethics "... a volume that is to be commended for the clarity of its contributions, and for the depth it gains from its narrow focus. In places, this is a deeply moving, as well as closely argued, book." -- Times Literary Supplement "This work is an excellent historical and philosophical resource on a very difficult subject." -- Choice "This collection of well-written and carefully argued essays should be interesting, illuminating, and thought provoking for students, clinicians, and scholars." -- New England Journal of Medicine "This book is highly recommended..." -- Pharmacy Book Review "This is a well-balanced collection and the essays are of uniformly good quality.... very readable.... should be useful to anyone interested in this topic." -- Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Home Page "Physician-Assisted Suicide continues in the fine tradition of the Medical Ethics series published by Indiana University Press. Chapters are authored by outstanding scholars from both sides of the debate, providing a balanced, in-depth exploration of physician-assisted suicide along clinical, ethical, historical, and public policy dimensions. It is important reading for those who want to better understand the complex, multilayered issues that underlie this emotionally-laden topic." -- Timothy Quill, M.D. "Robert Weir has produced the finest collection of essays on physician assisted dying yet assembled in one volume. Physician assisted dying involves ethical and legal issues of enormous complexity. The deep strength of this anthology is its multi-disciplinary approach, which insightfully brings to bear interpretations from history, moral philosophy, religion, clinical practice, and law. This is a subject, much like abortion, that has divided America. This volume provides balanced scholarship that will help inform opinions from the hospital and hospice bedside to the halls of federal and state legislatures and courtrooms." -- Lawrence O. Gostin, Co-Director, Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Public Health "This book is a timely and valuable contribution to the debate. Highly recommended for academic collections." -- Library Journal These essays shed light and perspective on today's hotly contested issue of physician-assisted suicide. The authors were selected not only because of their experience and scholarship, but also because they provide readers with differing points of view on this complex subject -- and a potential moral quandary for us all.
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Killing Or Caring?

Author: Michael Manning

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138043

Category: Psychology

Page: 120

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A concise overview of the history and arguments surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
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Author: Robert Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467069

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Does a competent person suffering from a terminal illness or enduring an otherwise burdensome existence, who considers his life no longer of value but is incapable of ending it, have a right to be helped to die? Should someone for whom further medical treatment would be futile be allowed to die regardless of expressing a preference to be given all possible treatment? These are some of the questions that are asked and answered in this wide-ranging discussion of both the morality of medically assisted death and the justifiability of making certain instances legal. A case is offered in support of the moral and legal permissibility of specified instances of medically assisted death, along with responses to the main objections that have been levelled against it. The philosophical argument is bolstered by empirical evidence from The Netherlands and Oregon where voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are already legal.
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Author: Gail N. Hawkins

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737710557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 75

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Examines the issue of physician-assisted suicide in several articles from a variety of perspectives.
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Author: Gerald Dworkin,R. G. Frey,Sissela Bok

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587891

Category: Medical

Page: 139

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Explores the moral and factual issues of the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
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Expanding the Debate

Author: Margaret P. Battin,Rosamond Rhodes,Anita Silvers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795326

Category: Medical

Page: 463

View: 3840

Physician Assisted Suicide is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays from philosophers, physicians, theologians, social scientists, lawyers and economists. As the first book to consider the implications of the Supreme Court decisions in Washington v. Glucksburg and Vacco v. Quill concerning physician-assisted suicide from a variety of perspectives, this collection advances informed, reflective, vigorous public debate.
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The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice

Author: Timothy E. Quill,Margaret P. Battin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880704

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 5466

"The indispensable starting place for anyone wishing to become better informed about the present arguments over physician-assisted dying." -- Humanist in Canada "A very persuasive brief, combining empirical data, logical argumentation, and appeals to compassion." -- JAMA
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Author: Lillian Forman

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604530568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8410

Examines current critical debates about assisted suicide, including the legislation that has shaped the issue as well as the numerous sides of each argument.
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The Case Against Euthanasia and Physician-assisted Suicide

Author: Margaret A. Somerville

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 433

View: 2346

7 Euthanasia by Confusion
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The Anatomy of a Constitutional Law Issue

Author: Susan M. Behuniak,Arthur G. Svenson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517257

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 8826

Whether competent, terminally ill patients have a right to die with the assistance of their physicians or whether state and national governments have legitimate interests in forbidding the exercise of this right are the central questions around which this book revolves. In either case, essential constitutional issues as well as ethical and medical reflections enter the debate. This book, blending original sources and expert commentary, prepares its readers to enter the discussion by providing an accessible and concise introduction to the law and politics of physician-assisted suicide. Its timely appearance also sets the stage for understanding future state referenda, court decisions, legislation, and executive orders expected in 2002 and beyond. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Physician-Assisted Suicide and Public Policy. An International Perspective

Author: Dieter Birnbacher,Edgar Dahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402064968

Category: Medical

Page: 157

View: 911

Public policy surrounding the hotly debated issue of physician-assisted suicide is examined in detail. You’ll find an analysis of the current legal standing and practice of physician-assisted suicide in several countries. Authors discuss the ethical principles underlying its legal and professional regulation. Personal narratives provide important first-hand accounts from professionals who have been involved in end-of-life issues for many years.
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The Case for Legalizing Physician-assisted Dying and Euthanasia

Author: Robert Orfali

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936780186

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 229

View: 6809

In this book the author makes a case for legalized physician-assisted dying. Using the latest data from Oregon and the Netherlands, he puts a new slant on perennial debate topics such as "slippery slopes," "the integrity of medicine," and "sanctity of life." This book provides an in-depth look at how we die in America today. It examines the shortcomings of our end-of-life system. You will learn about terminal torture in hospital ICUs and about the alternatives: hospice and palliative care. The author scrutinizes the good, the bad, and the ugly. He provides a critique of the practice of palliative sedation. The book makes a strong case that assisted dying complements hospice. By providing both, Oregon now has the best palliative-care system in America. This book, above all, may help you or someone you care about navigate this strange landscape we call "end of life." It can be an informed guide to "a good death" in the age of hospice and high-tech medical intervention.
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Author: Nina Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317777077

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Gary E. McCuen

Publisher: Gem Publications

ISBN: 9780865961784

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Discusses the origins of euthanasia and assisted suicide, the experience of the Netherlands, where such practices are widely accepted, the Oregon law on assisted suicide, recent court cases, and the ethical questions involved with assisted suicide
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physician-assisted suicide? : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, on S. 2151 ... July 31, 1998

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160585524

Category: Law

Page: 95

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Assessing the Dutch Experience

Author: Stuart J. Youngner,Gerrit K. Kimsma

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536362

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This book is the first comprehensive report and analysis of the Dutch euthanasia experience over the last three decades. In contrast to most books about euthanasia, which are written by authors from countries where the practice is illegal and therefore practised only secretly, this book analyzes empirical data and real-life clinical behavior. Its essays were written by the leading Dutch scholars and clinicians who shaped euthanasia policy and who have studied, evaluated and helped regulate it. Some of them have themselves practised euthanasia. The book will contribute to the world literature on physician-assisted death by providing a comprehensive examination of how euthanasia has been practised and how it has evolved in one specific national and cultural context. It will greatly advance the understanding of euthanasia among both advocates and opponents of the practice.
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der Zusammenbruch der traditionellen Ethik

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891311202

Category: Abortion

Page: 255

View: 649

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Finding Common Ground

Author: Lois Snyder,Arthur L. Caplan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253339775

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 7483

There is no constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide says the U.S. Supreme Court. Most states have laws against it, but states can also allow it, as Oregon has done; others are considering legalization. Still very little guidance has been offered about its practice. Assisted Suicide: Finding Common Ground fills that void. A diverse group of experts—some for, some against—provide a framework for thinking about what assisted suicide, particularly physician-assisted suicide, is and how its legalized practice might be guided. The book does not take a position on the continuing debate about the morality or wisdom of legalizing assisted suicide. But physician-assisted suicide is now taking place, and the more pressing concerns are those pertaining to its implementation. Editors Lois Snyder and Art Caplan attempt to find common ground on those real-world concerns. Among the questions asked and answered are: What is assisted suicide? Is physician-assisted suicide different from refusal of treatment? Are there alternatives to assisted suicide? How useful are currently available guidelines for physician-assisted suicide? Who should have access to what? Does assisted suicide necessarily mean physician-assisted suicide? Can the practice be effectively and meaningfully regulated? How should physicians respond to requests for assisted suicide? Assisted suicide is one of the most ethically challenging issues in medicine and bioethics, defining who we are and want to be as individuals and as a society. This book takes a hard look at alternatives to the practice, the implications for the patient-physician relationship, who should write guidelines, and how to regulate physician-assisted suicide and establish safeguards so that it is voluntary and an option of last resort.
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Author: Elizabeth S. Spragins

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 123

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This volume uses metaphoric analysis to explore the rhetorical aspects of the debate as represented in the published works of three physicians with opposing views: Dr. C. Everett Koop, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, and Dr. Timothy Quill.
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