The Right to Die: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Howard Ball
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  • ISBN-10: 1440843120
  • ISBN-13: 9781440843129
  • DDC: 179.723
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 368 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary examination of the right-to-die issues facing society now that vast improvements in public health care and medicine have resulted in people not only living longer but taking much longer to die—often in great pain and suffering.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Is There a Right to Die?.
4: My Life Is Mine.
5: The Campaign to Pass the Patient Choice at End of Life Bill in Vermont.
6: Why Disability Rights Advocates Oppose Assisted Suicide.
7: The Canadian Journey to Medical Assistance in Dying.
8: Physician-Assisted Death as a Legally Available Last Resort Option.
9: Death with Dignity, 2016.
10: Medical Futility, Then and Now.
11: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
12: Data.
13: Documents.
14: Resources.
About the Author.