The Right to Die: A Reference Handbook - Contemporary World Issues (Hardback)Howard Ball (author)
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This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary examination of the right-to-die issues facing society now that vast improvements in public health care and medicine have resulted in people not only living longer but taking much longer to die-often in great pain and suffering.
* Provides readers a clear picture of the complexity of the right-to-die controversy as it has emerged in the courts and in the political branches of state and federal governments
* Presents perspectives written by advocates for and against the right to die that give personal insight into the reasons for their positions
* Supplies a selection of primary source documents that represent viewpoints from both sides of the right-to-die controversy
* Includes a fully annotated chapter that provides readers with secondary resources such as books, journal articles, and medical reports with which to explore the issue further
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 1089 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 33 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"This well-written, engaging volume presents the debate evenhandedly, discussing both the belief that life should be preserved at all costs and the view that when pain becomes too overwhelming, people should be allowed to die. . . . This readable handbook will serve students well and is also suitable for the general reader." - Booklist
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