Death Rites

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A timely and provocative collection which surveys the legal and ethical issues surrounding the medical and legal management of death and dying. Aimed to be accessible to those from both the worlds of law and medicine, this volume focuses uniquely upon questions increasingly significant for both sets of practitioners, as new medical technologies are used more often to intervene to save and extend lives, sometimes without regard for the quality of life of those who are being kept ...

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Overview

A timely and provocative collection which surveys the legal and ethical issues surrounding the medical and legal management of death and dying. Aimed to be accessible to those from both the worlds of law and medicine, this volume focuses uniquely upon questions increasingly significant for both sets of practitioners, as new medical technologies are used more often to intervene to save and extend lives, sometimes without regard for the quality of life of those who are being kept alive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415140263
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/7/1996
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: 1. Against the Definition of Brainstem Death - Martyn Evans; 2. Who Wants to Live Forever? - Peter Alldridge; 3. Power Over Death: The Final Sting - Jonathan Montgomery; 4. Corpses, Recycling and Therapeutic Purposes - Ruth F.

Chadwick; 5. Medical Futility: CPR - John Saunders; 6. ICU Triage: The Ethics of Scarcity, The Ideal of Impartiality and the inadvertent Endorsement of Evil - Stuart F. Spicker; 7. From Vision to System: The Maturing of the Hospice Movement - Nicky James; 8.

Animal Rights and Wrongs: Medical Ethics and the Killing of non-Human Animals - Marie Fox; 9. Tailoring Multiparity: The Dilemmas Surrounding Death by Selective Reduction of Pregnancy - Frances Prince; 10. Disasters: The Role of Institutional Responses in Shaping Public

Perceptions of Death - Celia Morgan; 11. Relatively Late Payments: Damages Beyond Death and Bereavement - Derek Morgan; 12. Risking Death by Dangerous Sexual Behavior and the Criminal Law - K.J.M. Smith; 13. Deathly Silence: Doctor s Duty to Disclose Dangers of

Death - Robert Lee

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