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The Resource The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life, Margaret Pabst Battin

The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life, Margaret Pabst Battin

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The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life
Title
The least worst death
Title remainder
essays in bioethics on the end of life
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Pabst Battin
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Engagingly written by one of the foremost experts on issues involving death and dying, this book offers insight into the controversial and often difficult topics of withdrawing and withholding care, euthanasia, and suicide
  • An extensive introduction identifies the principal ethical issues, and the book explores such dilemmas as rationing health care for the elderly, whether there is a "duty to die," counseling in rational suicide, the risks of abuse with active euthanasia, religious views about suicide, whether suicide can be understood as a fundamental human right, and others. It also examines the differing practices of Holland and Germany in ending life
  • Exploring the dilemmas raised by contemporary medicine concerning the way we die, and collecting under one cover a myriad of crucial elements involving one of the most inflammatory issues of our time, The Least Worst Death presents a timely, international analysis for anyone interested in bioethics or medical and applied ethics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Battin, M. Pabst
Dewey number
179/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R726
LC item number
.B33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 E-068
  • W 50
NLM item number
B336L 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Right to die
  • Assisted suicide
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Right to Die
  • Suicide, Assisted
  • Soins en phase terminale
  • Droit à la mort
  • Aide au suicide
  • Assisted suicide
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
  • Bio-ethiek
  • Euthanasie
  • Zelfmoord
  • Assisted suicide
  • Right to die
  • Terminal care
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The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life, Margaret Pabst Battin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The politics of dying -- The least worst death -- The eclipse of altruism : the moral costs of deciding for others -- Is there a duty to die? Age rationing and the just distribution of health care -- Dying in 559 beds : efficiency, "best buys," and the ethics of standardization in national health care -- Euthanasia : the fundamental issues -- A dozen caveats concerning the discussion of euthanasia in the Netherlands -- Fiction as forecast : euthanasia in Alzheimer's Disease? -- Voluntary euthanasia and the risks of abuse -- Suicide : the basic issues -- Manipulated suicide -- Prohibition and invitation : the paradox of religious views about suicide -- Assisted suicide : can we learn from Germany? -- Assisting in suicide : seventeeen questions physicians and mental-health professionals should ask -- Suicide : a fundamental human right?
Control code
ocm28150543
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780195085921
Lccn
93008276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28150543
  • (OCoLC)28150543
Label
The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life, Margaret Pabst Battin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The politics of dying -- The least worst death -- The eclipse of altruism : the moral costs of deciding for others -- Is there a duty to die? Age rationing and the just distribution of health care -- Dying in 559 beds : efficiency, "best buys," and the ethics of standardization in national health care -- Euthanasia : the fundamental issues -- A dozen caveats concerning the discussion of euthanasia in the Netherlands -- Fiction as forecast : euthanasia in Alzheimer's Disease? -- Voluntary euthanasia and the risks of abuse -- Suicide : the basic issues -- Manipulated suicide -- Prohibition and invitation : the paradox of religious views about suicide -- Assisted suicide : can we learn from Germany? -- Assisting in suicide : seventeeen questions physicians and mental-health professionals should ask -- Suicide : a fundamental human right?
Control code
ocm28150543
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780195085921
Lccn
93008276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28150543
  • (OCoLC)28150543

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