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Death, Dying and the Ending of Life: Volumes I and II

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ISBN13: 9780754621744
ISBN: 075462174X
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £365.00

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The two volumes of Death, Dying, and the Ending of Life present the core of recent philosophical work on end-of-life issues. Volume I examines issues in death and consent: the nature of death, brain death and the uses of the dead and decision-making at the end of life, including the use of advance directives and decision-making about the continuation, discontinuation, or futility of treatment for competent and incompetent patients and children. Volume II, on justice and hastening death, examines whether there is a difference between killing and letting die, issues about physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia and questions about distributive justice and decisions about life and death.

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Medical Law
Volume I: Series preface
Introduction: death and consent
Part I Death: The Nature of Death: On defining a 'natural death', Daniel Callahan
Why is death bad?, Anthony L. Brueckner and John Martin Fischer
Some puzzles about the evil of death, Fred Feldman
Brain Death and the Uses of the Dead: Brain death and personal identity, Michael B. Green and Daniel Wikler
Brain death: a durable consensus?, Daniel Wikler
The dead donor rule: should we stretch it, bend it, or abandon it?, Robert M. Arnold and Stuart J Youngner
Some must die, Stuart J. Youngner. Part II Decision-Making at the End of Life: Competent Patients: Medical paternalism, Allen Buchanan
Arrogance, Franz J. Inglefinger
Depression, competence and the right to refuse life-saving medical treatment, Mark D. Sullivan and Stuart J. Youngner
Advance Directives: Do-not-resuscitate orders: no longer secret but still a problem, Stuart J. Youngner
Advance directives and the personal identity problem, Allen Buchanan
Why I don't have a living will, Joanne Lynn
Incompetent Patients: Deciding for others, Alan Buchanan and Dan Brock
The severely demented, minimally functional patient: an ethical analysis, John D. Arras
Terminating life-sustaining treatment of the demented, Daniel Callahan
Quality of life and non-treatment decisions for incompetent patients: a critique of the orthodox approach, Rebecca S. Dresser and John A. Robertson
Continued treatment of the fatally ill for the benefit of others, Mark Yarborough
The problem of proxies with interests of their own: toward a better theory of proxy decisions, John Hardwig
Courts, gender and 'the right to die', Steven H. Miles and Allison August
Children: Moral and ethical dilemmas in the special-care nursery, Raymond S. Duff and A.G.M. Campbell
Involuntary euthanasia of defective newborns: a legal analysis, John A. Robertson
Toward an ethic of ambiguity, John D. Arras
Futility: Judging medical futility: an ethical analysis of medical power and responsibility, Nancy S. Jecker and Lawrence J. Schneiderman
Is the treatment beneficial, experimental or futile?, Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker
Informed demand for 'non-beneficial' medical treatment, Steven H. Miles
The significance of a wish, Felicia Ackerman
Name index.
Volume II: Series preface
Introduction: justice and hastening death
Part III Hastening Death: Killing vs Letting Die: Active and passive euthanasia, James Rachels
The intentional termination of life, Bonnie Steinbock
The ambiguity of clinical intentions, Timothy E. Quill
Killing, letting die and the trolley problem, Judith Jarvis Thomson
Taking and saving lives, Eric Rakowski
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Euthanasia, Phillipa Foot
Some non-religious views against proposed 'mercy-killing legislation', Yale Kamisar
Voluntary active euthanasia, Dan W. Brock
It's over, Debbie, Anonymous
Death and dignity: the case of individualized decision making, Timothy E. Quill
Euthanasia: the way we do it , the way they do it, Margaret P. Battin
Doctors must not kill, Edmund D. Pellegrino
When self-determination runs amok, Daniel Callahan
Assisted death – a compassionate response to medical failure, Howard Brody
A right to self-termination, J.David Vellman
The supreme court and physician-assisted suicide: rejecting suicide but embracing euthanasia, David Orentlicher
Physician-assisted suicide: two moral arguments, Judith Jarvis Thomson. Part IV Distributive Justice and Decisions About Life and Death: Justice, Health and Death: An ethical framework for access to health care, President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research
For and against equal access to healthcare, Amy Gutmann
Class, health and justice, Sarah Marchand, Daniel Wikler and Bruce Landesman
The prostitute, the playboy, and the poet: rationing schemes for organ transplantation, George J. Annas
The survival lottery, John Harris
Age Rationing: Aging and the ends of medicine, Daniel Callahan
Am I my parents' keeper?, Norman Daniels
Is there a Duty to Die?: Age rationing and the just distribution of health care: is there a duty to die?, Margaret P. Battin
Is there a duty to die?, John Hardwig
'For now have I my death': the 'duty to die' versus the duty to help the ill stay alive, Felicia Akerman
Name index.