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Euthanasia / by Haerens, Margaret,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--
Subjects: Euthanasia.; Euthanasia.;
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Euthanasia : a reference handbook / by McDougall, Jennifer Fecio.; Gorman, Martha,1952-; Roberts, Carolyn S.,1960-Euthanasia.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Worldwide perspective -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches -- Data and documents -- Directory of organizations.
Subjects: Euthanasia.;
© c2008., ABC-CLIO,
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The inevitable : dispatches on the right to die / by Engelhart, Katie,author.;
Introduction -- Modern medicine -- Age -- Body -- Memory -- Mind -- Freedom -- The end -- Timeline."A riveting, incisive, and wide-ranging book about the Right to Die movement, and the doctors, patients, and activists at the heart of this increasingly urgent issue. As much of the world's population grows older, the quest for a "good death," has become a significant issue. For many, the right to die often means the right to die with dignity. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours--far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation--and the people who help them, loved ones or clandestine groups on the Internet known as the "euthanasia underground." Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written more lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peacefully at "DIY Death" workshops. The other four chapters belong to people who said they wanted to die because they were suffering unbearably--of old age, chronic illness, dementia, and mental anguish--and saw suicide as their only option. Spanning Australia, North America, and Europe, Engelhart presents a deeply reported portrait of everyday people struggling to make hard decisions, and wrestling back a measure of authenticity and dignity to their lives"--Includes bibliographical references.
Subjects: Euthanasia.; Right to die.;
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Physician-assisted death : what everyone needs to know / by Sumner, L. W.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.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?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. All those who care about how we handle end-of-life dilemmas will benefit from Sumner's deeply informed expertise on this important issue. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Assisted suicide.; Euthanasia.; Right to die.; Suicide, Assisted.; Euthanasia, Active.; Right to Die.;
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The right to die : a reference handbook / by Ball, Howard,1937-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-328).Background and History -- Introduction -- Changes in How We Die -- The Changing Doctor-Patient Relationship -- The First Efforts to Pass Euthanasia Bills in America -- The Medicalization of Death -- The Basic Arguments Supporting and Opposing PAD -- The Arguments of Supporters of PAD -- The Major Groups Supporting PAD -- Doctors as "Indiscriminate Zealots" -- The Conventional Physician/Supporter of PAD -- Professional Medical Groups Supportive of PAD -- Nonmedical Groups Supporting PAD -- The Two Major PAD Pressure Groups -- The Alternatives Available to Terminally Ill Patients if PAD Is Not Legal -- Becoming a "Death Tourist," -- The Arguments in Opposition to PAD -- Religious Groups Opposed to PAD -- Medical Groups Opposed to PAD -- Vulnerable Groups' Opposition to PAD -- Not Dead Yet: The Disabled Community's Vocal Advocate -- Conclusion -- References -- Problems, Controversies, and Solutions -- Introduction -- The Right to Die Battle in the Courts -- The PVS Cases: The Initial Judicial Foray into the Contemporary Right to Die Controversy -- The Central Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Right to Die Controversy -- Efforts to Pass Right to Die Legislation: 1990-2016 -- The Oregon Story, 1994-2006 -- The Unsuccessful State Efforts after 1997 -- Washington State's Battles to Pass a PAD Initiative, 1991-2008 -- The Vermont Effort to Pass a PAD Law, 2003-2015 -- California's Odyssey to the Passage of the End of Life Option Act, 1992-2015 -- The Role of State Courts in the Right to Die Controversy -- Baxter v. Montana (2009) -- Morris v. New Mexico (2014-2016) -- Some Unresolved Problems Linked with Aid in Dying -- Fears -- The Patient-Doctor Relationship -- Trust and Mistrust in the Health Care System -- The Semantic Problem -- The Supreme Court and the Constitution -- The "To Be Terminal, or Not to Be 'Terminal' " Problem: An Example of the Slippery Slope? -- The Right to Die Dilemma: Is There a Solution? -- The Resolvable Problems -- The Unbending Problem -- References -- Perspectives -- Is There a Right to Die? / Robert D. Orr -- My Life Is Mine by Stanley Greenberg and Kay Stambler -- The Campaign to Pass the Patient Choice at End of Life Bill in Vermont / Dick and Ginny Walters -- Why Disability Rights Advocates Oppose Assisted Suicide / Diane Coleman -- The Canadian Journey to Medical Assistance in Dying / Sister Nuala Patricia Kenny -- Physician-Assisted Death as a Legally Available Last Resort Option / Timothy E. Quill -- Death with Dignity, 2016 / E. James Lieberman -- Medical Futility, Then and Now / Barron H. Lerner -- Profiles -- Introduction -- Individuals Supporting Death with Dignity Laws -- Marcia Angell -- Margaret P. Battin -- Gerald Dworkin -- Linda Ganzini -- Booth Gardner -- Stephen Hawking -- Derek Humphry -- Jack Kevorkian -- Barbara Coombs Lee -- Barron H. Lerner -- Brittney Maynard -- Philip Nitschke -- Timothy E. Quill -- Eli D. Stutsman -- Katheryn L. Tucker -- Dick and Ginny Walters -- Samuel D. Williams -- Individuals opposed to death with dignity laws -- Organizations supporting death with dignity laws -- Organizations opposed to death with dignity laws -- Data and documents -- Data -- Top 10 causes of death in America (1850 -- 2015) -- Legislation on assisting suicide (2015) -- National public opinion polls on death with dignity (2014) -- Characteristics of those who used the ODWDA in 2015 -- Characteristics of Oregon patients using ODWDA: cumulative data (1998-2014) -- Family members' view on why patients requested physician-assisted death (2004-2006) -- Documents -- Summary of the 1994 Oregon death with dignity act (ODWDA): requirements -- Janet Reno's statement about ODWDA and the CSA (1998) -- John Ashcroft's memorandum regarding dispensing of controlled substances to assist suicide (2001) -- Pope John Paul II's address, "Life-sustaining treatments and vegetative state: scientific advances and ethical dilemmas" (2004) -- President George W. Bush's signing statement on the Terri Schiavo Case (2005) -- Pope Francis's address "False Compassion": (2014) -- Excerpt from "Dear Brittany": Letter from a terminal brain cancer patient (2014) -- Brittany Maynard's farewell facebook message (2014) -- Excerpts from U.S. Constitution -- Cases impacting the right to die (excerpts) -- Resources -- Introduction -- Books -- Articles -- Right to Die legislation -- Reports -- Some organizations supporting right to die legislation -- Chronology."The Right to Die: A Reference Handbook provides a complete examination of right-to-die issues in the United States that dissects the complex arguments for and against a person's liberty to receive a physician's assistance to hasten death. It covers the legal aspects and the politics of the right-to-die controversy, analyzes the battles over the right to die in state and federal courts, and supplies primary source documents that illustrate the political, medical, legal, religious, and ethical landscape of the right to die. Additionally, the book examines how members of our society typically die has changed in the past 150 years and how the practice of medicine has evolved over that time; explains why the right to die is strongly opposed by many religious groups as well as members of the medical profession; considers the "slippery slope" argument against doctor-assisted suicide; and identifies the reasons that the disabled, the poor, the elderly and infirm, and some members of ethnic, racial, and religious minority groups typically fear physician-assisted death."--Publisher's website.
Subjects: Right to die; Euthanasia; Right to Die.; Euthanasia, Passive.;
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The last walk : reflections on our pets at the end of their lives / by Pierce, Jessica,1965-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.1: Final odyssey -- 2: Into the open -- 3: Old -- 4: Pain -- 5: Animal hospice -- 6: Blue needle -- 7: Remains.Draws on both personal stories and research to present an in-depth exploration of the practical, medical, and moral issues that trouble pet owners confronted with the decline and death of their companion animals.
Subjects: Pets; Death; Euthanasia of animals.; Euthanasia.; Human-animal relationships.; Dogs;
© 2012., The University of Chicago Press,
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Mercy / by Picoult, Jodi,1966-;
Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy.
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Legal stories.; Domestic fiction.; Police chiefs; Married people; Euthanasia; Adultery; Cousins;
© c1996., Washington Square Press,
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Death on demand : Jack Kevorkian and the right-to-die movement / by DeCesare, Michael,1975-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: From Janet Adkins to Brittany Maynard -- "A self-imposed mission": four decades of lone activism -- "They'll be after me for this": lighting a movement's fuse -- "A serial mercy killer on our hands": the emergence of Dr. Death -- "We're some friends of Dr. Kevorkian's": pushing for the right to die -- "A game of cat and mouse": Kevorkian on trial -- "I prefer jail to bail": forcing a showdown -- "Well, sir, consider yourself stopped": a leader's fall and a movement's decline -- Conclusion: death with dignity: after Kevorkian."Death on Demand explores the polarizing role of Jack Kevorkian - "Dr. Death" - as the most visible leader of the right-to-die movement. From a feature on the cover of Time magazine to interviews on shows like 60 Minutes, Kevorkian was a high-profile figure in the right-to-die movement, capturing constant media attention as he helped more than one hundred people kill themselves. / The book opens with the death of Janet Adkins in 1990 - Kevorkian's first assisted suicide - then travels back to Kevorkian's medical school days and follows his nearly four decades as a lone activist. Death on Demand draws on Kevorkian's interviews and published work as well as newspaper and magazine articles to describe the doctor's publicity stunts, criminal trials, years in prison, and activities after he was paroled. Author Michael DeCesare examines Kevorkian's actions in the context of the right-to-die movement to understand his crucial role in bringing the controversial practice of assisted suicide into the public conversation." -- Back cover.
Subjects: Right to die.; Euthanasia.; Suicide.; Kevorkian, Jack.; Kevorkian, Jack.; Physicians; Right to Die; Euthanasia; Suicide, Assisted;
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Ending life : ethics and the way we die / by Battin, M. Pabst.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : ending life : the way we do it, the way we could do it -- pt. 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 -- 6. Robeck -- pt. 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? -- pt. 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.
Subjects: Assisted suicide; Euthanasia; Death;
© 2005., Oxford University Press,
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Mercy / [electronic resource]. by Picoult, Jodi.;
The situation isn't as clear to Cam's wife, Allie. While she is devoted to her husband, she finds herself siding against Cam, seduced by the picture James paints of a man so in love with a woman that he'd grant all her wishes… even the one that meant taking her life.Into this charged atmosphere drifts Mia, a new assistant at Allie's floral shop, for whom Cam feels an instant and inexplicable attraction. While he aids the prosecution in preparing the case against Jamie, who killed his terminally ill wife out of mercy, Cam finds himself betraying his own wife.Woven tight with passion and a fast-paced plot, Mercy explores some of today's most highly charged emotional and ethical issues as it draws toward its stunning conclusion. When you love someone, where do you cross the line of moral obligation? And how can you commonly define love and devotion to begin with? Long after you have turned the last page, you'll still be thinking about this rich novel, as well as questioning your own beliefs about love and loyalty. -- provided by author's website.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Police chiefs; Married people; Euthanasia; Adultery; Cousins; Fiction.; Literature.;
© 1996.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=616273 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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