New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Michael CholbiNew Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Michael Cholbi

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

byMichael CholbiEditorJukka Varelius

Hardcover | August 29, 2015

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This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

Michael Cholbi is an ethicist who has written on such topics as suicide, punishment, Kantian ethics, paternalism, and moral motivation. In addition to his book Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions, he has published in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophical Studies, Bioethics, Law and Philosophy, The J...
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Title:New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and EuthanasiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:252 pagesPublished:August 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319220497

ISBN - 13:9783319220499

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Assisted Dying and the Proper Role of Patient Autonomy.- Preventing Assistance to Die: Assessing Indirect Paternalism Regarding Voluntary Active Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.- Autonomy, Interests, Justice and Active Medical Euthanasia.- Mental Illness, Lack of Autonomy, and Physician-Assisted Death.- Euthanasia for Mental Suffering.- Assisted Dying for Individuals with Dementia: Challenges for Translating Ethical Positions into Law.- Clinical Ethics Consultation and Physician Assisted Suicide.- License to Kill: A New Model for Excusing Medically Assisted Dying?.- Medically Enabled Suicides.- Saving Lives with Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Organ Donation after
Assisted Dying.- Implanted Medical Devices and End-of-Life Decisions.- Everyday Attitudes about Euthanasia and the Slippery Slope Argument.

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"This book compiles information from the vast literature on euthanasia and elicits four general themes found in current and past arguments for and against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. . intended for scholars in disciplines contributing to the literature on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, including medical professionals, ethicists, philosophers, theologians, and legal scholars. . a unique contribution to the field in that it provides a structure that scholars can use to review the literature addressing physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia." (Tyler Zahrli, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)