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The Resource Physician-assisted death, L.W. Sumner

Physician-assisted death, L.W. Sumner

Label
Physician-assisted death
Title
Physician-assisted death
Statement of responsibility
L.W. Sumner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Physician-assisted death is now legal in six states, and is the subject of intense political and legal battles across the country. As our population ages, the debate continues. What are the main dividing lines in this debate? What are the principal ethical questions involved? Philosopher and ethicist L.W. Sumner equips readers with everything they need to know to take a reasoned and informed position on these and similar questions. He provides much-needed context by situating physician-assisted death within the wider framework of end-of-life care, and explains why the movement to legalize it now enjoys such strong public support by reviewing the movement's successes to date, beginning in Oregon in 1994 and now extending to twelve jurisdictions across three continents. By providing an overview of the main ethical and legal arguments on both sides, Sumner provides a clear and accessible explanation of why we have yet to resolve the controversy. Lastly, he considers the future political and judicial actions that are necessary for broader reform of end-of-life care
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sumner, L. W
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
R726
LC item number
.S86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 H-546
  • WB 65
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assisted suicide
  • Euthanasia
  • Right to die
Label
Physician-assisted death, L.W. Sumner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How should we think about death and dying? -- What is end-of-life care? -- What is the ethical case in favor of physician-assisted death? -- What is the ethical case against? -- What is the history of legal physician-assisted death? -- What are the options for a legal regime? -- What is the case in favor of legalization? -- What is the case against? -- What might lie farther down the road? -- How might legalization be achieved?
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780190490171
Lccn
2016049652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn972308982
  • (OCoLC)972308982
Label
Physician-assisted death, L.W. Sumner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How should we think about death and dying? -- What is end-of-life care? -- What is the ethical case in favor of physician-assisted death? -- What is the ethical case against? -- What is the history of legal physician-assisted death? -- What are the options for a legal regime? -- What is the case in favor of legalization? -- What is the case against? -- What might lie farther down the road? -- How might legalization be achieved?
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780190490171
Lccn
2016049652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn972308982
  • (OCoLC)972308982

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