Medically assisted death [E-Book] / Robert Young.
Young, Robert, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • A case for the legalisation of voluntary medically assisted death
  • Medical futility
  • Physician-assisted suicide
  • The sanctity of human life
  • Killing versus letting die, the doctrine of double effect, and palliative care for the dying
  • Professional integrity and voluntary medically assisted death
  • Competence and end-of-life decision making
  • Advance directives
  • Voluntary medically assisted death and slippery slope arguments
  • Non-voluntary euthanasia
  • Concluding remarks.