Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life, 1st Edition

  • Michael J. Cholbi
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  • ISBN-10: 1440836809
  • ISBN-13: 9781440836800
  • DDC: 179.723
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 409 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States as well as in other countries and cultures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
History, Practice, and Law.
1: Physician-Assisted Dying and the Law in the United States: A Perspective on Three Prospective Futures.
2: The Assisted Dying Bill for England and Wales.
3: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Attitudes and Policies in Mexico.
4: Suffering, Compassion, and Freedom: Mahāyāna Buddhism and East Asian Attitudes Toward Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.
5: The Continental Perspective on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.
6: Christian Perspectives on Assisted Dying: An Issue for Religious Ethics.
Ethics and Policy.
7: Ethical Evaluation of Euthanasia in the Islamic Tradition.
8: An Argument in Favor of the Morality of Voluntary Medically Assisted Death.
9: Limiting the Right to Die: Moral Logic, Professional Integrity, Societal Ethos.
10: Respect for Personal Autonomy in the Justification of Death-Hastening Choices.
11: Intention, Permissibility, and the Consistency of Traditional End-of-Life Care.
12: Assisted Dying and Palliation.
13: Capacity and Assisted Dying.
14: Advance Directives for Euthanasia.
15: Pediatric Euthanasia.
16: Traveling for Assisted Suicide.
About the Editor and Contributors.