The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate by Demetra M. Pappas

The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate

byDemetra M. Pappas

Kobo ebook | September 20, 2012

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Emotional public responses to widely publicized right-to-die and euthanasia cases, such as those revolving around Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Terri Schiavo, highlight their volatile mix of medical, ethical, religious, legal, and public policy issues. The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate explores how this debate has evolved over the past 100 years as judicial approaches, legislative responses, and prosecutorial practices have shifted as a result of changes in medical technology and consumer sophistication.

Emphasizing the period from the 1950s forward, the book offers an unbiased examination of the origins of the modern medical euthanasia and assisted-suicide debates, the involvement of physicians, the history and significance of medical technology and practice, and the role of patients and their families in the ongoing controversy. This illuminating exploration of concepts, issues, and players will help readers understand both sides of the debate as viewed by participants.

Title:The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide DebateFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 20, 2012Publisher:ABC-ClioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313341885

ISBN - 13:9780313341885

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