Lethal Judgments: Assisted Suicide and American Law

Lethal Judgments: Assisted Suicide and American Law

by Melvin I. Urofsky
     
 

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"Among the many bioethical quandaries of our time, physician-assisted suicide is perhaps the most disquieting. In response, Urofsky has fashioned a succinct yet remarkably wide-ranging introduction that clarifies this controversial topic. After sketching the history of 'the right to die,' he leads us deftly through the intricacies of recent court decisions.… See more details below

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"Among the many bioethical quandaries of our time, physician-assisted suicide is perhaps the most disquieting. In response, Urofsky has fashioned a succinct yet remarkably wide-ranging introduction that clarifies this controversial topic. After sketching the history of 'the right to die,' he leads us deftly through the intricacies of recent court decisions. Throughout, he manages to express sophisticated legal and ethical analysis in terms that laypersons can readily understand."--Peter Filene, author of In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right-to-Die in America

"Urofsky puts the most complex legal and ethical issue of our time into understandable, non-lawyer language."--Derek Humphry, author of Final Exit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700610105
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Landmark Law Cases and American Society
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.70(d)

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