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Regulating How We Die: The Ethical, Medical, and Legal Issues Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide

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The Supreme Court has ruled that states may prohibit physician-assisted suicide. Expressing the views of his fellow justices, Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote, "Americans are engaged in an earnest and profound debate about the morality, legality, and practicality of physician-assisted suicide. Our holding permits this debate to continue." Regulating How We Die is certain to be a landmark contribution to that debate. Dr. Linda Emanuel--one of America's most influential medical ethicists--has assembled leading experts to provide not only a clear account of the arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia but also historical, empirical, and legal perspectives on this complicated issue. These contributors include Marcia Angell, George Annas, Susan Wolf, and many others.

The important questions are addressed here, including: What does mercy dictate? Does physician-assisted suicide honor or violate autonomy? Is it more dignified than natural death? Is this decision purely a private matter? Will legalizing physician-assisted suicide put us on a slippery slope toward involuntary euthanasia? And, in an analysis of data not available in any other book, what can we learn from Holland, the only country in which physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are legal?

Regulating How We Die will be essential reading for anyone who has been handed a terminal diagnosis, for people close to those facing such a diagnosis, for professionals, including physicians, nurses, pastors, lawyers, legislators--indeed, for anyone who has considered the moral and political debate over doctor-assisted suicide.

Synopsis:

Dr. Linda Emanuel--one of America's most influential medical ethicists--has assembled leading experts to provide not only a clear account of the arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia but also historical, empirical, and legal perspectives on this complicated issue.

About the Author

Linda L. Emanuel is Vice President for Ethics Standards of the American Medical Association.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Considerations in Favor

Helping Desperately Ill People to Die
MARCIA ANGELL

Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?
MARGARET P. BATTIN

Harming, Healing, and Euthanasia
ERICH LOEWY

Part Two: Considerations Against

The False Promise of Beneficent Killing
EDMUND D. PELLEGRINO

Facing Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Children and Adolescents
SUSAN M. WOLF

Religious Viewpoints
JAMES CHILDRESS

Part Three: Perspectives

Factual Findings
PAUL VAN DER MAAS and LINDA L. EMANUEL

Why Now?
EZEKIEL J. EMANUEL

The Bell Tolls for a Right to Suicide
GEORGE J. ANNAS

A Question of Balance
LINDA L. EMANUEL

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674666542
Editor:
Emanuel, Linda L.
Author:
Emanuel
Editor:
Emanuel, Linda L.
Author:
Emanuel, Linda L.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Assisted suicide
Subject:
Right to Die
Subject:
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
585
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15 oz

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