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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal, and doctors can openly and intentionally end the life of their patients. This book addresses the debate among Dutch physicians, policy-makers, lawyers, and bioethicists, as well as families, using academic papers as well as personal experiences.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Asking to die.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1998
(DLC) 98027159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Thomasma
ISBN: 0306468638 9780306468636 079235186X 9780792351863
OCLC Number: 559187306
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 584 pages)
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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