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Description - Regulating How We Die by Linda L. Emanuel

The Supreme Court in America has ruled that states may prohibit physician-assisted suicide. This text assembles experts in the field of medical ethics to provide an account of the arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and for the historical, empirical and legal perspectives on this complicated issue. Questions are addressed here including: what does mercy dictate?; is it a justification for killing?; does physician-assisted suicide honour or violate autonomy?; is it more dignified than natural death?; is this decision purely a private matter;? and will legalizing physician-assisted suicide put us on a slippery slop toward involuntary euthanasia? This text analyzes data taken from Holland, in an attempt to learn from the only country in which physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are legal.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674666542
ISBN-10: 0674666542
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 585
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda L. Emanuel

Linda L. Emanuel is Vice President for Ethics Standards of the American Medical Association.

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