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Deathright : culture, medicine, politics and the right to die

Author: James M Hoefler; Brian E Kamoie
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Right-to-die issues are no longer confined to the back corridors of hospitals or the front pages of newspapers that trumpet news of Dr. Kevorkian's latest assisted suicide. A perverse combination of high-tech medicine, consumerism, demographic trends, and economic realities is forcing increasing numbers of Americans and their families to deal with
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoefler, James M.
Deathright.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
(OCoLC)1101272152
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Hoefler; Brian E Kamoie
ISBN: 9780429037443 0429037449 9780429699894 0429699891 9780429719905 0429719906 9780429739910 0429739915
OCLC Number: 1105558646
Notes: "First published 1994 by Westview Press, Inc."
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Policy Restraint and the Denial of Death --
Policy Restraint and the Cultural Context of Death --
Policy Activism and Medical Technology: Emergence of the Right-to-Die Scenario --
Policy Activism and Medical Professionalism: The Doctor-Patient Disconnection --
Social Activism and Health-Care Consumerism --
Social Activism and the Happy-Death Movement --
Policy Mediation in the State Courts: Consensus on the Cutting Edge --
Policy Mediation and the State Legislatures: Common Ground, Divergence, and Liberal Trends --
Policy Activism, Restraint, Mediation, and the Right to Die
Responsibility: James M. Hoefler, with Brian E. Kamoie.

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Right-to-die issues are no longer confined to the back corridors of hospitals or the front pages of newspapers that trumpet news of Dr. Kevorkian's latest assisted suicide. A perverse combination of high-tech medicine, consumerism, demographic trends, and economic realities is forcing increasing numbers of Americans and their families to deal with

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