Ending Life Ethics and the Way We Die
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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 the bioethical arena of end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands, to the trial and conviction of Jack Kevorkian, to recent debates about NuTech methods of assistance in dying, suicide bombing, and extra-long life. Battin presents an entirely new collection of work, covering a wide range of topics but again centering on issues of withdrawing or withholding treatment, suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia in both international and American contexts. As with the earlier volume, these new essays are theoretical but draw heavily on factual material; new in this volume are attention to suicide in old age as well as terminal illness, and the use of fictional techniques to illuminate particularly sensitive issues.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/5/2005
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Ending Life: The Way We Do It, the Way We Could Do It|
|Dilemmas about Dying|
|Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide|
|Euthanasia: The Way We Do It, the Way They Do It|
|Going Early, Going Late: The Rationality of Decisions about Physician-Assisted Suicide in AIDS|
|Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?|
|Case Consultation: Scott Ames, A Man Giving Up on Himself|
|Historical, Religious, and Cultural Concerns|
|Collecting the Primary Texts: Sources on the Ethics of Suicide|
|July 4, 1826: Explaining the Same-Day Deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (and What Could This Mean for Bioethics?)|
|High Risk Religion: Informed Consent in Faith Healing, Serpent Handling, and Refusing Medical Treatment|
|The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: What's Wrong with Suicide Bombing?|
|Dilemmas about Dying in a Global Future|
|Genetic Information and Knowing When You Will Die|
|Extra Long Life: Ethical Aspects of Increased Life Span|
|Global Life Expectancies and International Justice: A Reemergence of the Duty to Die?|
|New Life in the Assisted-Death Debate: Scheduled Drugs versus NuTech|
|Empirical Research in Bioethics: The Method of "Oppositional Collaboration"|
|Safe, Legal, Rare? Physician-Assisted Suicide and Cultural Change in the Future|