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The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life (Monographs in Epidemiology and)

 
 
 
 
The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life (Monographs in Epidemiology and)
Author: Margaret Pabst Battin
ISBN 13: 9780195082654
ISBN 10: 195082656
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1994-02-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $65.95
 
 

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 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.