Proponents of assisted suicide argue that terminally ill patients who are suffering extreme pain should be allowed to request help in ending their lives. Others insist that therole of physicians, family members, and friends is to make the terminally ill as comfortable as possible while they die -- not to help them end their lives. Chapters include: Is Assisted Suicide Ethical? Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legalized? Is Assisted Suicide a Constitutional Right? How Would Assisted Suicide Affect Individual's Rights?
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"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001) (School Library Journal 20011101)
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"This wide-ranging entry in the Current Controversies series gives readers information for reports as well as for making personal choices. The writing is more intellectual than impassioned, and supporting evidence usually comes from respected sources that young readers will likely recognize and trust. Rich materials for many curricular disciplines."
-- Booklist (May 2002) (Booklist 20020501)
Gr 10 Up-A collection of articles presenting the pros and cons of a complex and controversial issue. The introduction provides a brief history of assisted suicide, definitions of active and passive euthanasia, the status of legality in various states, an explanation of the "slippery slope" theory, and comments on the practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands. Individual chapters address both sides of legalization, ethics, constitutional rights, and the influence of assisted suicide on society as a whole. Each one includes at least four commentaries on each position. This well-balanced presentation provides points of consideration that require sophisticated readers. While the individual arguments show bias, taken collectively they allow young adults to view the subject from a broader viewpoint.-Janice C. Hayes, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreeboro
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Book Description Greenhaven Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX156510806X