This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.
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|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Series:||International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine , #64|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction.- Assisted Dying and the Proper Role of Patient Autonomy.- Preventing Assistance to Die: Assessing Indirect Paternalism Regarding Voluntary Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.- Autonomy, Interests, Justice and Active Medical Euthanasia.- Mental Illness, Lack of Autonomy, and Physician-Assisted Death.- Euthanasia for Mental Suffering.- Assisted Dying for Individuals with Dementia: Challenges for Translating Ethical Positions into Law.- Clinical Ethics Consultation and Physician Assisted Suicide.- License to Kill: A New Model for Excusing Medically Assisted Dying?.- Medically Enabled Suicides.- Saving Lives with Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Organ Donation after
Assisted Dying.- Implanted Medical Devices and End-of-Life Decisions.- Everyday Attitudes about Euthanasia and the Slippery Slope Argument.