Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy
  • Author : John Keown
  • Release Date : 25 April 2002
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 13 : 0521009332

Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy Book Summary

A consideration of the 'slippery slope' objection to voluntary euthanasia, including a review of the Dutch experience.

Euthanasia  Ethics and Public Policy

Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy

Author : John Keown
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Law
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A consideration of the 'slippery slope' objection to voluntary euthanasia, including a review of the Dutch experience....

Euthanasia  Ethics and Public Policy

Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy

Author : John Keown
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Law
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This book argues against the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and/or physician-assisted suicide on the ground that, even if they were ethically defensible in certain 'hard cases', neither could be effectively controlled by law. It maintains that the experience of legalisation in the Netherlands, Belgium and Oregon lends support to ...

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Author : Neil M. Gorsuch
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Law
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After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate; the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that ...

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Medical
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Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each ...

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Medical
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An updated and expanded successor to Culver and Gert's Philosophy in Medicine, this book integrates moral philosophy with clinical medicine to present a comprehensive summary of the theory, concepts, and lines of reasoning underlying the field of bioethics. Rather than concentrating narrowly on bioethics and investigating moral philosophy only marginally, ...

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Author : Dieter Birnbacher,Edgar Dahl
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Medical
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Public policy surrounding the hotly debated issue of physician-assisted suicide is examined in detail. You’ll find an analysis of the current legal standing and practice of physician-assisted suicide in several countries. Authors discuss the ethical principles underlying its legal and professional regulation. Personal narratives provide important first-hand accounts from ...

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Publisher : Clarendon Press
Genre : Philosophy
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Mary Anne Warren explores a theoretical question which lies at the heart of practical ethics: what are the criteria for having moral status? In other words, what are the criteria for being an entity towards which people have moral obligations? Some philosophers maintain that there is one intrinsic property—for ...

Last Rights

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Author : Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
Genre : Medical
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An anthology of primary sources throughout history explores the moral, theological, medical, and legal issues associated with suicide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia...