Euthanasia and the Right to Die: A Comparative View / Edition 160

Euthanasia and the Right to Die: A Comparative View / Edition 160

by Jennifer M. Scherer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847691675

ISBN-13: 9780847691678

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Sensitive and high-profile public policy issues often benefit from being considered in comparative perspective. Here, euthanasia and the right to die are examined in the context of the social, legal, and religious settings of a wide range of countries. The authors employ public opinion data, where available, to illustrate the great disparity between approval of

Overview

Sensitive and high-profile public policy issues often benefit from being considered in comparative perspective. Here, euthanasia and the right to die are examined in the context of the social, legal, and religious settings of a wide range of countries. The authors employ public opinion data, where available, to illustrate the great disparity between approval of physician-assisted suicide and the general illegality of the practice. Ultimately, making and implementing laws to ensure a responsible right to die_as the U.S. has been struggling with in Oregon, Michigan, and elsewhere_will be informed by experiences in such places as the Netherlands, Australia, and the only country in the world where euthanasia is a clear-cut medical option: Colombia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847691678
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.35(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Death and Dying in Historical Perspective Chapter 2 The Fundamental Issues Chapter 3 Euthanasia in the United States and Canada Chapter 4 Euthanasia in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland, Spain , and France Chapter 5 Euthanasia in Australia, China, Japan, and India Chapter 6 Euthanasia in Colombia, South Africa, Iran, and Israel Chapter 7 Toward a Workable Social Policy Chapter 8 Notes Chapter 9 Suggested Reading Chapter 10 Index

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