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Euthanasia : toward an ethical social policy

Author: David C Thomasma; Glenn C Graber
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1990.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomasma, David C., 1939-
Euthanasia.
New York : Continuum, 1990
(OCoLC)623574580
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Thomasma; Glenn C Graber
ISBN: 0826404707 9780826404701
OCLC Number: 21043875
Description: x, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The range of euthanasia: definition of euthanasia --
The range of euthanasia --
pt. 2. Justified and unjustified euthanasia: paradigm cases --
When death is not imminent --
When the condition is not terminal --
When the patient is not conscious --
When the patient is not in pain --
pt. 3. Unwilling and/or active euthanasia: when the patient does not request to die --
Comparison of death management measures --
pt. 4. The family's perspective: historical sketch of dying --
The family and patient decision-making --
Ethical issues within the family --
The family as surrogate decision-makers --
Family pathologies --
Advance directives --
Hospice --
pt. 5. Euthanasia and the medical community: goal of medicine --
Guiding patients through risky procedures --
Duties of health care providers to the dying --
The healing task --
Why doctors should not perform active euthanasia --
pt. 6. Euthanasia and society: victimization by technology --
Suffering and public responsibility --
Compassion --
Social euthanasia and the Nazi experience --
pt. 7. The treatment of suffering: current situation --
Technofix society --
The right not to suffer --
Obligations to relieve pain and suffering --
Clinical methodology: therapeutic planning for death --
Legislative and public policy possibilities --
Appendices: 1. Cases --
2. Varieties of harm: intrinsic, intended, incidental effects --
Ways of harming --
Expectations --
Social euthanasia --
3. Court cases.
Responsibility: David C. Thomasma and Glenn C. Graber.

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