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The law and ethics of medicine : essays on the inviolability of human life

Author: John Keown
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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The principle of the sanctity of life is key to the law governing medical practice and ethics. It is also widely misunderstood. This book clarifies the principle and considers how it influences the law governing abortion; test-tube babies euthanasia; feeding patients in persistent vegetative states and palliative treatment.
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Keown, John.
Law and ethics of medicine.
2012
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Keown
ISBN: 9780191741036 0191741035
OCLC Number: 939846923
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART I: (MIS)UNDERSTANDING THE INVIOLABILITY OF LIFE ; 1. The 'Sanctity of Life', 'Best Interests', and 'Autonomy': An Overview ; 2. Surveying the Foundations of Medical Law: A Reassessment of Glanville Williams's The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law ; 3. Sir Ian Kennedy and the Value of Life: Building on Glanville Williams's Shaky Foundations? ; 4. Restoring the Inviolability of Life and Replacing the Caricature ; PART II: THE BEGINNING OF LIFE ; 5. Back to the Future of Abortion Law: Roe's Rejection of America's History and Legal Traditions ; 6. 'Morning After' Pills, 'Miscarriage', and Muddle ; 7. The Scope of the Offense of Child Destruction ; 8. The Human Embryo In Vitro: Person, Chattel or Dolphin? ; PART III: THE END(ING) OF LIFE ; 9. The Euthanasia Debate in the House of Lords ; 10. Towards Euthanasia in Europe? Marty, Pretty, and Purdy ; 11. Palliative Care: An Ethical and Legal Duty? ; 12. Restoring Moral and Intellectual Shape to the Law after Bland
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