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Assisted suicide

Author: Karen Balkin
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Current controversies.
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Contributors explore the social, medical, and ethical dilemma of assisted suicide in this revised edition that includes international as well as domestic viewpoints.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Balkin
ISBN: 0737721987 9780737721980 0737721995 9780737721997
OCLC Number: 55208095
Description: 208 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: IS ASSISTED SUICIDE ETHICAL? YES: ASSISTED SUICIDE IS ETHICAL: Allowing competent people to commit suicide is ethical / Robert Young --
Assisted suicide is compassionate / Richard T. Hull --
Assisted suicide promotes personal autonomy / Betty Rollin --
The elderly view assisted suicide as a way to protect their dignity / Prem S. Fry --
NO: ASSISTED SUICIDE IS NOT ETHICAL: Assisted suicide distorts the meaning of mercy / Trudy Chun and Marian Wallace --
Assisted suicide distorts the meaning of personal autonomy / Jerome R. Wernow --
Legalizing assisted suicide would harm women / Sidney Callahan --
SHOULD ASSISTED-SUICIDE DECISIONS BE MADE BY THE STATES: YES: ASSISTED-SUICIDE DECISIONS SHOULD BE MAKE BY THE STATES: Allowing the states to make assisted-suicide decisions will not harm America / Michael C. Dorf --
States have the authority to allow the use of federally controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide / Robert E. Jones --
The federal government's attempt to ban assisted suicide threatens federalism / Nelson Lund --
The executive branch's attempt to ban assisted suicide threatens democracy / J. Paul Oetken --
NO: ASSISTED-SUICIDE DECISIONS SHOULD NOT BE MADE BY THE STATES: States do not have the authority to allow the use of federally controlled substances for physician-assisted suicide / International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide --
Allowing states to violate federal laws by legalizing assisted suicide subverts medical ethics / Wesley J. Smith --
Assisted-suicide decisions made by the states threaten human life protections / National Right to life Committee and Oregon Right to Life --
States do not have the authority to exempt physicians from federal laws / Christopher Hook --
WOULD LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE HARM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE? YES: LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE WOULD HARM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE: Legalizing physician-assisted suicide would harm the care of terminally ill patients / Ezekiel J. Emanuel --
Legalizing physician-assisted suicide would lead to abuses / Marilyn Golden --
Legalizing assisted suicide would lead to involuntary killing / Oregon Right to Life --
Assisted suicide would be mandated for economic reasons / Wesley J. Smith --
Legalizing assisted suicide would damage the physician-patient relationship / Physicians for compassionate Care --
NO: LEGALIZING ASSISTED SUICIDE WOULD NOT HARM AMERICA'S HEALTH CARE: Legalizing assisted suicide would help physicians reduce suffering of terminally ill patients / Peter Rogatz --
Legalizing assisted suicide has improved the care of terminally ill patients / Linda Ganzini --
Assisted suicide will not lead to involuntary euthanasia / Donald E. Lee --
HOW DOES THE WORLD VIEW ASSISTED SUICIDE? : Worldwide approval for assisted suicide is increasing / Gerald A. Larue --
Most Dutch physicians endorse assisted suicide / Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen et al. --
Dutch physicians increasingly oppose assisted suicide / F.P. Tros --
Most Canadians want physician-assisted suicide legalized / Bob Lane --
Canadian doctors reject physician-assisted suicide / Richard A. MacLachlan and Philip C. Hebert --
Assisted suicide should be legalized in England / Mary Warnock --
British physicians oppose assisted suicide / Right to Life UK.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Karen F. Balkin, book editor.

Abstract:

Contributors explore the social, medical, and ethical dilemma of assisted suicide in this revised edition that includes international as well as domestic viewpoints.

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