A Time to Die: The Place for Physician Assistance

A Time to Die: The Place for Physician Assistance

by Charles McKhann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300086980
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/11/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(13)
The Needs of the Patient
Rational Suicide: The Core of the Controversy
The Search for Help: Physician Assistance
Dying Alone or Dying with Help: Our Frightened Society
Physicians' Concerns
Public Concerns: Abuse and the Slippery Slope
The Legal Basis for Assisted Dying
From Patients to Physicians and Policy
Notes 241(20)
Index 261

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John T. Sinnott

John T. Sinnott, JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association

Both a thoughtful advocacy for legally empowering the medical profession to do what it has been doing for centuries and a rational argument for expanding that role even further. . . . In a remarkably organized fashion, considering the nebulous nature of the many issues comprising these topics, Dr. McKann thoughtfully examines the moral, societal, and legal aspects of assisted dying. . . . A compelling read that is well researched, controversial, and unobtrusively personal, reminiscent of cardiologist Lofty Basta's examination of similar issues in A Graceful Exit.

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