Medically Assisted Death

Medically Assisted Death

by Robert Young
     
 

A wide-ranging discussion of the morality and legality of medically assisted death.See more details below

Overview

A wide-ranging discussion of the morality and legality of medically assisted death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521880244
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Young is Reader in Philosophy at La Trobe University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A case for the legalisation of voluntary medically assisted death; 3. Medical futility; 4. Physician-assisted suicide; 5. The sanctity of human life; 6. Killing versus letting die, the doctrine of double effect, and palliative care for the dying; 7. Professional integrity and voluntary medically assisted death; 8. Competence and end-of-life decision making; 9. Advance directives; 10. Voluntary medically assisted death and slippery slope arguments; 11. Non-voluntary euthanasia; 12. Concluding remarks.

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