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At liberty to die : the battle for death with dignity in America

著者: Howard Ball
出版商: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
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"Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors. Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely they are to succumb to chronic,  再读一些...
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ISBN: 9780814791042 0814791042 9780814769751 0814769756 9780814745274 081474527X
OCLC号码: 768793095
描述: ix, 229 pages ; 24 cm
内容: The changing nature of death in America --
The plight of the incompetent patient in a "permanent vegetative state" (PVS) --
Terri Schiavo's tragic odyssey, 1990-2005 --
What freedom do we have to die with dignity? The U.S. Supreme Court decides, 1997 --
The second path to PAD : passing legislation allowing death with dignity --
The pioneering PAD states : Oregon and Washington --
America's transplants.
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