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Endings and beginnings : law, medicine, and society in assisted life and death

Author: Larry I Palmer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As society faces the repercussions of assisted life and death, the news tells of legal battles over frozen embryos and doctors prosecuted after patients' suicide. Palmer argues society should not turn to law and science to determine such intimate matters as how our children are born and how we die.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Palmer, Larry I., 1944-
Endings and beginnings.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
(DLC) 99054876
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry I Palmer
ISBN: 0313000441 9780313000447
OCLC Number: 50321961
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 143 pages)
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Science in the Service of Medicine and Law; Chapter 2 Assisted Reproduction: Do We Need Legislative Definitions of the Family; Chapter 3 Creating One's Own Death: Is There a Constitutional Right to Die; Chapter 4 Chronically Ill or Terminal A Question for Legislatures; Chapter 5 The Role of Physicians in Our Dying: Relievers of Suffering; Chapter 6 Physicians' Constitutional Rights: Relievers of Pain; Chapter 7 Physicians' Legislative Privileges to Assist Life or Death; Chapter 8 Professionalism Autonomy and Medical Progress.
Responsibility: Larry I. Palmer.
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As society faces the repercussions of assisted life and death, the news tells of legal battles over frozen embryos and doctors prosecuted after patients' suicide. Palmer argues society should not turn to law and science to determine such intimate matters as how our children are born and how we die.

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