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Death rites : law and ethics at the end of life

Author: R G Lee; Derek Morgan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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This unique collection focuses on the legal and ethical issues surrounding the medico-legal handling of death. It highlights the tension between personal autonomy and medical responsibility.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Lee; Derek Morgan
ISBN: 0415140269 9780415140263
OCLC Number: 34917480
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Description: xvi, 308 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Against the definition of brainstem death / Martyn Evans --
'Who wants to live forever'? / Peter Alldridge --
Power over death: the final sting / Jonathan Montgomery --
Corpses, recycling and therapeutic purposes / Ruth F. Chadwick --
Medical futility: CPR / John Saunders --
ICU triage: the ethics of scarcity, the ideal of impartiality and the inadvertent endorsement of evil / Stuart F. Spicker --
From vision to system: the maturing of the hospice movement / Nicky James --
Animal rights and wrongs: medical ethics and the killing of non-human animals / Marie Fox --
Tailoring multiparity: the dilemmas surrounding death by selective reduction of pregnancy / Frances Price --
Disasters: the role of institutional responses in shaping public perceptions of death / Celia Wells --
Relatively late payments: damages beyond death and bereavement / Derek Morgan --
Risking death by dangerous sexual behaviour and the criminal law / K.J.M. Smith --
Deathly silence: doctors' duty to disclose dangers of death / Robert Lee.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Lee and Derek Morgan.

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