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Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law

Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law


作者  /  L. W. Sumner

出版社 / OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2013/12/24

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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Ethical and legal issues concerning physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are very much on the public agenda in many jurisdictions. In this timely book L.W. Sumner addresses these issues within the wider context of palliative care for patients in the dying process. His ethical conclusion is that a bright line between assisted death and other widely accepted end-of-life practices, including the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, pain control through high-dose opioids, and terminal sedation, cannot be justified. In the course of the ethical argument many familiar themes are given careful and thorough treatment: conceptions of death, the badness of death, the wrongness of killing, informed consent and refusal, the ethics of suicide, cause of death, the double effect, the sanctity of life, the 'active/passive' distinction, advance directives, and nonvoluntary euthanasia. The legal discussion opens with a survey of some prominent prohibitionist and regulatory regimes and then outlines a model regulatory policy for assisted death. Sumner concludes by defending this policy against a wide range of common objections, including those which appeal to slippery slopes or the possibility of abuse, and by asking how the transition to a regulatory regime might be managed in three common law prohibitionist jurisdictions.







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誠品26碼 /2680943563008
ISBN 13 /9780199687473
ISBN 10 /0199687471
EAN /9780199687473

頁數250
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文


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