Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

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A first-stop research source on all sides of the issues of physician- assisted suicide and euthanasia. Part I provides an overview of concepts and legislation, as well as a chronology, a glossary, and profiles of key figures. Part II tells how to research right-to-die issues, lists and briefly describes organizations and agencies, and describes many print resources. Appendices offer documents and extracts from court rulings. Yount is author of numerous science- related books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816040216
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Library in a Book Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Overview of the Topic
Chapter 1 Introduction to Euthanasia 3
Chapter 2 The Law of Euthanasia 56
Chapter 3 Chronology 97
Chapter 4 Biographical Listing 114
Chapter 5 Glossary 126
Part II Guide to Further Research
Chapter 6 How to Research Right-to-Die Issues 135
Chapter 7 Annotated Bibliography 148
Chapter 8 Organizations and Agencies 211
Part III Appendices
Appendix A Oregon Death with Dignity Act (1994) 221
Appendix B Pain Relief Promotion Act (1999) 229
Appendix C Extract from U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, 1990 233
Appendix D Extract from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling: Compassion in Dying et al. v. State of Washington, 1996 241
Appendix E Extract from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling: Quill v. Vacco, 1996 252
Appendix F Extract from the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Washington State v. Glucksberg/New York State v. Quill, 1997 259
Index 269
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