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Asking to die : inside the Dutch debate about euthanasia

Author: David C Thomasma
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Dutch experience with euthanasia is valuable for all cultures embroiled in debates about its morality. In the Netherlands, doctors can openly and intentionally end the life of their patients. This practice inescapably influences the practice of medicine everywhere in the world. Yet for a country yielding so much power in shaping our thoughts and policies, it is especially dangerous to neglect its own struggles
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Thomasma
ISBN: 0792351851 9780792351856 079235186X 9780792351863
OCLC Number: 39313504
Description: xviii, 584 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Toward a Dutch compromise: perspectives from government, law, medicine, and academia --
Introduction: Reexamining "thou shalt not kill" --
Section one: Structuring the public policy debate --
Section two: Current commentary --
Part II: Living with euthanasia: physicians and families speak for themselves --
Introduction: Reexamining "do no harm" --
Section one: Physician stories --
Euthanasia at home --
Euthanasia in an institutional setting --
Public cases and issues --
Section two: Family stories --
Part III: Euthanasia: promises and perils.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Thomasma [and others].

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claim was that he had faced a conflict of duties pitting his legal duty not to kill against his duty as a physician to relieve his patient's unbearable suffering. * The patient is in a situation of  Read more...

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