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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide : Global Views on Choosing to End Life (Hardcover)

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This reference for undergraduate students and up outlines the moral, legal and professional approaches that have shaped contemporary debates on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Contributors bring perspectives from philosophy, psychology, theology, social sciences, law, bioethics, and medicine. The book begins by explaining key concepts used in legal and ethical debates on these practices, then traces how various global religious traditions and modern societies have addressed the morality of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Policies, practice, and law in the US, several European countries, Mexico, and East Asia are outlined, covering Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic perspectives. The book also examines medical and medical ethics arguments for and against euthanasia and assisted suicide, based on moral logic, societal ethos, and personal autonomy. The final five chapters cover related issues such as palliation, capacity, advance directives for euthanasia, pediatric euthanasia, and traveling for assisted suicide. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 409
Genre: Psychology, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2017
TCIN: 51705260
UPC: 9781440836794
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-4787
$73.00

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