By Robert F. Weir
"The e-book is very good balanced: in every one part there's frequently an issue for and opposed to the positions raised. it's a valuable and well-thought-out textual content. it'll make humans imagine and talk about the issues raised, which i believe is the editor's major purpose." -- magazine of scientific Ethics"... a quantity that's to be counseled for the readability of its contributions, and for the intensity it profits from its slender concentration. In areas, this can be a deeply relocating, in addition to heavily argued, book." -- occasions Literary Supplement"This paintings is a wonderful ancient and philosophical source on a really tricky subject." -- Choice"This selection of well-written and punctiliously argued essays can be attention-grabbing, illuminating, and inspiration upsetting for college kids, clinicians, and scholars." -- New England magazine of Medicine"This publication is very recommended..." -- Pharmacy e-book Review"This is a well-balanced assortment and the essays are of uniformly stable quality.... very readable.... may be helpful to an individual attracted to this topic." -- Doody's well-being Sciences booklet evaluate domestic Page"Physician-Assisted Suicide keeps within the effective culture of the clinical Ethics sequence released by means of Indiana college Press. Chapters are authored through striking students from either side of the talk, delivering a balanced, in-depth exploration of physician-assisted suicide alongside medical, moral, historic, and public coverage dimensions. it will be important studying if you are looking to higher comprehend the advanced, multilayered matters that underlie this emotionally-laden topic." -- Timothy Quill, M.D."Robert Weir has produced the best number of essays on surgeon assisted loss of life but assembled in a single quantity. doctor assisted death consists of moral and criminal problems with huge, immense complexity. The deep energy of this anthology is its multi-disciplinary strategy, which insightfully brings to undergo interpretations from heritage, ethical philosophy, faith, medical perform, and legislations. this can be a topic, very similar to abortion, that has divided the US. This quantity offers balanced scholarship that might support tell evaluations from the health center and hospice bedside to the halls of federal and nation legislatures and courtrooms." -- Lawrence O. Gostin, Co-Director, Georgetown/Johns Hopkins software on legislation and Public Health"This ebook is a well timed and invaluable contribution to the controversy. hugely advised for tutorial collections." -- Library JournalThese essays shed mild and standpoint on trendy hotly contested factor of physician-assisted suicide. The authors have been chosen now not merely due to their event and scholarship, but additionally simply because they supply readers with differing issues of view in this advanced topic -- and a possible ethical trouble for us all.
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7. John M. Cooper, "Greek Philosophers on Euthanasia and Suicide," in Baruch A. , Suicide and Euthanasia: Historical and Contemporary Themes (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989), pp. 9-38. 8. Darrel W. Amundsen, "The Physician's Obligation to Prolong Life: A Medical Duty without Classical Roots," Hastings Center Report 8 (1978): 23-30. 9. David A. " Newsweek, April 15, 1996, p. 62. 10. Sidney H. , "The Physician's Responsibility toward Hopelessly Ill Patients: A Second Look," New England Journal of Medicine 320 (1989): 844-49.
Public Policy Options and Recommendations 9. Considerations of Safeguards Proposed in Laws and Guidelines to Legalize Assisted Suicide Steven Miles, Demetra M. Physician-Assisted Suicide Evolving Public Policies William J. Winslade 224 Appendixes People v. Kevorkian, Supreme Court of Michigan, 1994 243 Compassion in Dying v. State of Washington, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996 246 Quill v. Vacco, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1996 253 Contributors 257 Index 259 Page vii PREFACE Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is one of the perennial ethical problems in medicine.
Very soon she will lose the ability to swallow, speak, walk and move her body without assistance. Thereafter, she will lose the capacity to breathe without a respirator, to eat without a gastrostomy and will eventually become confined to a bed. Ms. Rodriguez knows of her condition, the trajectory of her illness and the inevitability of how her life will end; her wish is to control the circumstances, timing and manner of her death. She does not wish to die so long as she still has the capacity to enjoy life.