Inalienable Rights: The Limits of Consent in Medicine and the Law

Hardcover | September 15, 2000

byTerrance McConnell

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This book explains what inalienable rights are and how they restrict the behavior of their possessors. McConnell develops compelling arguments to support the inalienability of the right to life, the right of conscience, and a competent person's right not to have medical treatment administeredwithout consent. Yet, surprisingly, he argues that the inalienability of the right to life does not entail that voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide are wrong. This distinctive defense of inalienable rights will appeal to medical ethicists and other applied ethicists, political theorists, andphilosophers of law.

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This book explains what inalienable rights are and how they restrict the behavior of their possessors. McConnell develops compelling arguments to support the inalienability of the right to life, the right of conscience, and a competent person's right not to have medical treatment administeredwithout consent. Yet, surprisingly, he argue...

Terrance McConnell is at University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Format:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195134621

ISBN - 13:9780195134629

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