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Ending life : ethics and the way we die

Author: M Pabst Battin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Margaret Pabst Battin has established a reputation as one of the top philosophers working in bioethics today. This work is a sequel to Battin's 1994 volume "The Least Worst Death". The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands to furor over proposed restrictions of scheduled drugs used for causing death,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Battin, M. Pabst.
Ending life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004049541
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M Pabst Battin
ISBN: 9780195349870 0195349873 1423762177 9781423762171 9780199850280 0199850283
OCLC Number: 65183937
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 344 pages)
Contents: Introduction : ending life : the way we do it, the way we could do it --
pt. I. Dilemmas about dying. 1. Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide --
2. Euthanasia : the way we do it, the way they do it --
3. Going early, going late : the rationality of decisions about physician-assisted suicide in AIDS --
4. Is a physician ever obligated to help a patient die? --
5. Case consultation : Scott Ames, a man giving up on himself --
6. Robeck --
pt. II. Historical, religious, and cultural concerns. 7. Collecting the primary texts : sources on the ethics of suicide --
8. July 4, 1826 : explaining the same-day deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (and what could this mean for bioethics?) --
9. High risk religion : informed consent in faith healing, serpent handling, and refusing medical treatment --
10. Terminal procedure --
11. The ethics of self-sacrifice : what's wrong with suicide bombing? --
pt. III. Dilemmas about dying in a global future. 12. Genetic information and knowing when you will die --
13. Extra long life : ethical aspects of increased life span --
14. Global life expectancies and international justice : a reemergence of the duty to die? --
15. New life in the assisted-death debate : scheduled drugs versus NuTech --
16. Empirical research in bioethics : the method of "oppositional collaboration" --
17. Safe, legal, rare? : physician-assisted suicide and cultural change in the future.
Responsibility: Margaret Pabst Battin.
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A sequel to the author's 1994 volume "The Least Worst Death". This work covers a range of topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices  Read more...


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Praise for The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life "Battin is not only a good philosopher, she is a practical philosopher. She adopts a problem-oriented approach to bioethics, Read more...

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