Angels of Death: Exploring the Euthanasia Underground

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'Angels of Death' is an exploration of the hidden world of illicit physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Through the frank and often troubling accounts of health professionals, it records this secret but real area of medical and nursing practice.

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Peter Singer
Angels of Death breaks new ground in documenting the existence of a euthanasia underground in Australia and the United States. The stories told to Roger Magnusson are sometimes heart-breaking,and sometimes horrifying,but his findings are indispensable reading for everyone debating the legalization of euthanasia,no matter what side they take.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300094398
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Who would do such a thing? 7
2 Doctors who kill 23
3 Voices in the euthanasia debate 35
4 Sanctity of life: the slow death of an idea? 54
5 Exploring the meaning of suicide talk 68
6 Responding to euthanasia requests 100
7 People, practices and potions 128
8 Doing fieldwork in the euthanasia underground 152
9 The underground community 174
10 Disturbing issues 200
11 More disturbing issues 230
12 De-mystifying euthanasia practice 248
13 Euthanasia policy: hard questions, hard consequences 260
App The recruitment strategy and methodology adopted in this study 282
Notes 285
Bibliography 307
Index 322
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