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Euthanasia in the Netherlands : the policy and practice of mercy killing

Author: Raphael Cohen-Almagor
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004.
Series: International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine, v. 20.
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"This book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to understand the pitfalls of policy-making where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are concerned. This book will be most useful in academic forums, and it will appeal to legislatures and judges who take the decisions and make the judgments necessary to protect the fabric of society in the face of technological medicine. In addition, this book is of relevance  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Cohen-Almagor
ISBN: 1402022506 9781402022500 1402022514 9781402022517
OCLC Number: 55124772
Description: xiii, 205 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. A. Background --
Ch. 1. The three research reports of 1990, 1995 and 2001, and their interpretations --
Ch. 2. The practice of euthanasia and the legal framework --
pt. B. Fieldwork --
Ch. 3. The methodology --
Phase I: The interviews --
Ch. 4. Why the Netherlands? --
Ch. 5. Views on the practice of euthanasia --
Ch. 6. Worrisome data --
Ch. 7. The Remmelink contention and the British criticism --
Ch. 8. Should physicians suggest euthanasia to their patients? --
Ch. 9. Breaches of the guidelines --
Ch. 10. On palliative care and the Dutch culture --
Ch. 11. On legislation and the Chabot case --
Phase II: Interviewees' general comments --
Phase III: Updates --
pt. C. Conclusion.
Series Title: International library of ethics, law, and the new medicine, v. 20.
Responsibility: by Raphael Cohen-Almagor.
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