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Medically Assisted Death

Robert Young

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521706165 / ISBN 13: 9780521706162
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Title: Medically Assisted Death

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 260 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Does a competent person suffering from a terminal illness or enduring an otherwise burdensome existence, who considers his life no longer of value but is incapable of ending it, have a right to be helped to die Should someone for whom further medical treatment would be futile be allowed to die regardless of expressing a preference to be given all possible treatment These are some of the questions that are asked and answered in this wide-ranging discussion of both the morality of medically assisted death and the justifiability of making certain instances legal. A case is offered in support of the moral and legal permissibility of specified instances of medically assisted death, along with responses to the main objections that have been levelled against it. The philosophical argument is bolstered by empirical evidence from The Netherlands and Oregon where voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are already legal. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780521706162

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Synopsis: Does a competent person suffering from a terminal illness or enduring an otherwise burdensome existence, who considers his life no longer of value but is incapable of ending it, have a right to be helped to die? Should someone for whom further medical treatment would be futile be allowed to die regardless of expressing a preference to be given all possible treatment? These are some of the questions that are asked and answered in this wide-ranging discussion of both the morality of medically assisted death and the justifiability of making certain instances legal. A case is offered in support of the moral and legal permissibility of specified instances of medically assisted death, along with responses to the main objections that have been levelled against it. The philosophical argument is bolstered by empirical evidence from The Netherlands and Oregon where voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are already legal.

Book Description: Does a competent person with a terminal illness who considers their life no longer of value, have a right to be helped to die? This book offers a case in support of specified instances of medically assisted death and responses to the main objections to it.

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