Understanding Assisted Suicide: Nine Issues to Consider

Understanding Assisted Suicide: Nine Issues to Consider

by John B. Mitchell
     
 

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The question of assisted suicide retains a powerful grip on our minds and our imaginations as one of the most emotionally charged and controversial topics of our time. It is the border beyond which most of us fear to tread. Even so, the issue isn't going away soon: as the baby boomer generation ages, many of us will watch ourselves and our parents grow older, and… See more details below

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The question of assisted suicide retains a powerful grip on our minds and our imaginations as one of the most emotionally charged and controversial topics of our time. It is the border beyond which most of us fear to tread. Even so, the issue isn't going away soon: as the baby boomer generation ages, many of us will watch ourselves and our parents grow older, and wonder at the decisions that lie ahead.

Understanding Assisted Suicide provides both a fresh take on this important topic and the context for intelligent participation in the discussion. Uniquely, John Mitchell frames the issue using his own experience of watching both his parents die, which led him to ask fundamental questions about death, dying, religion, and the role of medicine and technology in alleviating human suffering. Understanding Assisted Suicide offers a clear, navigable landscape over which those who seek their own answers can travel. The "nine-issue structure" allows both careful exploration of separate issues and a view of the full spectrum of ideas involved.

About the Author:
John B. Mitchell is Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472099962
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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