In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right-to-Die in America / Edition 1

In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right-to-Die in America / Edition 1

by Peter Filene
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566631882

ISBN-13: 9781566631884

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

When, if ever, is life no longer worth living? When, if ever, is it right to withdraw life-support or hasten death? And who should decide? These questions—that confront physicians, bioethicists, social workers, the children of aging parents, and sooner or later almost everyone—now receive increasingly urgent attention in American society.

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Overview

When, if ever, is life no longer worth living? When, if ever, is it right to withdraw life-support or hasten death? And who should decide? These questions—that confront physicians, bioethicists, social workers, the children of aging parents, and sooner or later almost everyone—now receive increasingly urgent attention in American society. Peter Filene's In the Arms of Others is the first book to set this dilemma into broad historical and cultural context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566631884
Publisher:
Ivan R Dee
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Starting Out
Prologue: A Good Death3
1Death on Trial11
2Modern Dying47
3The Subjectivity of Dying74
4The Politics of Dying96
5Dying on One's Own125
6A Tapestry of Relatedness161
7Suicide with Assistance184
8Cultures of Dying201
Notes223
Index275

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