Ethics and the Way We Die
ISBN13: 9780195140279ISBN10: 0195140273 Paperback, 352 pages
Apr 2005, In Stock
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352 pages; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-514027-9ISBN10: 0-19-514027-3
Written by Margaret Pabst Battin, one of the top philosophers working in bioethics today, this work is a sequel to her 1994 volume The Least Worst Death.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Ending Life: The Way We Do It, The Way We Could Do It
PART I: Dilemmas about Dying
1. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
2. Euthanasia: The Way We Do It, the Way They Do It
3. Going Early, Going Late: The Rationality of Decisions about Physician-Assisted Suicide in AIDS
4. Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?
5. Case Consultation: Scott Ames, A Man Giving Up on Himself
PART II: Historical, Religious, and Cultural Concerns
7. Collecting the Primary Texts: Sources on the Ethics of Suicide
8. July 4, 1826: Explaining the Same-Day Deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (And What Could This Mean for Bioethics?)
9. High Risk Religion: Informed Consent in Faith Healing, Serpent Handling, and Refusing Medical Treatment
10. Terminal Procedure
11. The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: What's Wrong with Suicide Bombing?
PART III: Dilemmas about Dying in a Global Future
12. Genetic Information and Knowing When You Will Die
13. Extra Long Life: Ethical Aspects of Increased Life Span
14. Global Life Expectancies and International Justice: A Reemergence of the Duty to Die?
15. New Life in the Assisted-Death Debate: Scheduled Drugs versus NuTech
16. Empirical Research in Bioethics: The Method of "Oppositional Collaboration"
17. Safe, Legal, Rare? Physician-Assisted Suicide and Cultural Change in the Future