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Euthanasia, death with dignity, and the law

Author: Hazel Biggs
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Portland, Or. : Hart Publ., 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many advocates of euthanasia consider the criminal law to be an inappropriate medium to adjudicate the ethical and humanitarian dilemmas associated with end of life decisions. This work examines the legal response to euthanasia and end of life decisions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Biggs, Hazel.
Euthanasia, death with dignity, and the law.
Oxford [England] ; Portland, Or. : Hart Publ., 2001
(DLC) 2002279426
(OCoLC)49760710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Biggs
ISBN: 9781847310217 1847310214 1280807660 9781280807664
OCLC Number: 191726487
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 187 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Medicine Men, Outlaws and Voluntary Euthanasia --
1. To Kill or not to Kill; is that the Euthanasia Questions? --
2. Euthanasia and Clinically assisted Death: from Caring to Killing? --
3. Consent to Treatment but Not to Death --
4. Autonomy, Self-determination and Self-destruction --
5. Living Wills and the Will to Die --
6. Is Euthanasia a Dignified Death? --
7. Conclusions: Dignified Life, Dignified Death and Dignified Law.
Responsibility: Hazel Biggs.

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