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Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"The indispensable starting place for anyone wishing to become better informed about the present arguments over physician-assisted dying." -- Humanist in Canada "A very persuasive brief, combining empirical data, logical argumentation, and appeals to compassion." -- JAMA

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Timothy E. Quill, M.D., is a professor of medicine, psychiatry, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester and author of A Midwife through the Dying Process, also available from Johns Hopkins. Margaret P. Battin, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and an adjunct professor of medical ethics at the University of Utah. She is the author of The Least Worst Death.

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A very persuasive brief, combining empirical data, logical argumentation, and appeals to compassion. JAMA An excellent addition to the debate surrounding physician-assisted suicide and choice at the end of life. Reading this book along with The Case Against Assisted Suicide (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) would provide a thorough grounding in this issue. Doody's Book Review Service Readers who are interested in a balanced counterpoint highlighting the best arguments of advocates and opponents of the legalization of assisted suicide should read both Physician-Assisted Dying and Foley and Hendin's book. New England Journal of Medicine 2005 This excellent book presents arguments supporting acceptance of physician-assisted death as an option for terminally ill patients who are suffering from extreme pain unrelieved by narcotics and whose only wish is to die. Choice 2005 The collection is the indispensable starting place for anyone wishing to become better informed about the present arguments over physician-assisted dying (especially in the United States), and it belongs in every high school, university, and medical library in the country. Humanist in Canada 2005 This is an excellent book for medical students, hospice personnel, and others involved in end-of-life care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2005 An important contribution to the debate as to whether the choice of assisted death should be granted to those who seek it. Bulletin of Medical Ethics 2005 Provides a comprehensive account of the issue and will be of interest to professionals and patients at large. -- Antonio Casado da Rocha Metapsychology 2006
EAN: 9780801880704
ISBN: 080188070X
Untertitel: Empfohlen von 18 bis 22 Jahren. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 342 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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