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Final exit : the practicalities of self-deliverance and assisted suicide for the dying

Author: Derek Humphry
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperback, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In the wake of court cases and legislative mandates, this revised and updated third edition goes far beyond the original to provide new information about the legality of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and a thoughtful examination of the personal issues involved. It has become the essential source to help loved ones and supportive doctors remain within existing laws and keep a person's dying intimate, private, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Humphry
ISBN: 0385336535 9780385336536
OCLC Number: 49247323
Description: xxviii, 220 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The most difficult decision --
Shopping for the right doctor --
Beware of the law --
The hospice option --
The cyanide enigma --
Death Hollywood style --
Bizarre ways to die --
The dilemma of the severely handicapped --
Self-starvation --
The will to die and "miracle cures" --
Who shall know? --
Life insurance --
After the self-deliverance --
A private matter? --
Psychological support for the dying --
Letters to be written --
Going together? --
When is the time to die? --
How do you get the "magic pills"? --
Storing drugs --
Death in the family car --
Self-deliverance using a plastic bag --
A speedier way : inert gases --
The checklist --
The final act --
The risky drugs --
Physician- and non-physician-assisted suicide --
Oregon's Death with dignity act --
Current laws on voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide --
A living will and durable power of attorney for health care --
Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO!).
Responsibility: Derek Humphry.
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In the wake of court cases and legislative mandates, this revised and updated third edition goes far beyond the original to provide new information about the legality of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and a thoughtful examination of the personal issues involved. It has become the essential source to help loved ones and supportive doctors remain within existing laws and keep a person's dying intimate, private, and dignified.

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