Euthanasia and the Right to Die: A Comparative View

Euthanasia and the Right to Die: A Comparative View

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Euthanasia and the Right to Die: A Comparative View by Jennifer M. Scherer, Rita J. Simon

Sensitive and high-profile public policy issues often benefit from being considered in comparative perspective. Here, euthanasia and the right to die are examined in the context of the social, legal, and religious settings of a wide range of countries. The authors employ public opinion data, where available, to illustrate the great disparity between approval of physician-assisted suicide and the general illegality of the practice. Ultimately, making and implementing laws to ensure a responsible right to die-as the U.S. has been struggling with in Oregon, Michigan, and elsewhere-will be informed by experiences in such places as the Netherlands, Australia, and the only country in the world where euthanasia is a clear-cut medical option: Colombia.

Author Biography: Jennifer M. Scherer is vice president of research at the management consulting firm Association & Issues Management. Rita J. Simon is university professor at American University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847691661
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Jennifer M. Scherer is vice president of research at the management consulting firm Association & Issues Management. Rita J. Simon is university professor at American University.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesv
Prefacevii
1Death and Dying in a Historical Perspective1
2The Fundamental Issues13
3Euthanasia in the United States and Canada27
4Euthanasia in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and France53
5Euthanasia in Australia, China, Japan, and India75
6Euthanasia in Colombia, South Africa, Iran, and Israel93
7Toward a Workable Social Policy101
Notes123
Suggested Reading139
Index145
About the Authors151

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