Giving Death a Helping Hand: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Public Policy. An International Perspective - International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine 38 (Paperback)Dieter Birnbacher (editor), Edgar Dahl (editor)
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Public policy surrounding the hotly debated issue of physician-assisted suicide is examined in detail. You'll find an analysis of the current legal standing and practice of physician-assisted suicide in several countries. Authors discuss the ethical principles underlying its legal and professional regulation. Personal narratives provide important first-hand accounts from professionals who have been involved in end-of-life issues for many years.
Number of pages: 157
Weight: 273 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 9 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book examines the many facets of physician-assisted suicide from an international perspective with contributions from a variety of authors ... . The audience includes a broad array of readers, spanning academics, practitioners, and even lay people. ... This is a superb and insightful book, with wide appeal. It is highly useful for those with an interest in the physician-assisted suicide debate. ... this is a valuable contribution to anyone's library, especially those concerned with the legal fight for physician- assisted suicide." (Jason Lesandrini, Doody's Review Service, May, 2008)
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