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Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy: An Arguement Against Legislation 2nd ed


ISBN13: 9781107618336
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521009332
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £31.99



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Whether the law should permit voluntary euthanasia and/or physician-assisted suicide is one of the most controversial questions facing modern societies. Many people, moved by 'hard cases' reported by the mass media, support legalisation.

This unique book explains a powerful but misunderstood argument against legalisation: that, even if they were morally justified in 'hard cases', voluntary euthanasia and/or physician-assisted suicide resist effective legal control. For reasons both practical and logical, legalisation would initiate a slide down a 'slippery slope' to ending the lives of patients who did not make a free, informed request; who were not suffering unbearably, and for whom there were alternatives.

The book substantiates the argument that effective legal control is not feasible by drawing on the experience of three jurisdictions which have relaxed their laws: the Netherlands, Belgium and Oregon.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Part I. Definitions:
1. Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
2. Intended v. foreseen life-shortening
Part II. The Ethical Debate: Human Life, Autonomy, Legal Hypocrisy, and the 'Slippery Slope'
3. The value of human life
4. The value of autonomy
5. Legal hypocrisy?
6. The slippery slope arguments
Part III. The Dutch Experience:
7. The guidelines
8. The first survey: the incidence of 'euthanasia'
9. Breach of the guidelines
10. The slide towards NVAE
11. The second survey
12. The Dutch in denial?
13. The Euthanasia Act and the Code of Practice
14. Effective control since 2002?
15. Continuing concerns
16. A right to physician-assisted suicide by stopping eating and drinking?
17. Assisted suicide for the elderly with 'completed lives'
Part IV. Belgium:
18. The Belgian Legislation
19. The lack of effective control
Part V. Australia:
20. The Northern Territory: ROTTI
Part VI. The United States:
21. The United States: Oregon and six other jurisdictions
22. The US Supreme Court: Glucksberg and Vacco
Part VII. Canada:
23. The Supreme Court of Canada: the Carter case
24. Canada's euthanasia legislation
25. Conclusion.

Series: Cambridge Bioethics and Law

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Mental Capacity in Relationship: Decision-Making, Dialogue, and Autonomy ISBN 9781316615706
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Solidarity and Justice in Health and Social Care ISBN 9781107637870
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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium ISBN 9781316648353
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Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies: New Horizons ISBN 9781107160569
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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium ISBN 9781107198869
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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium (eBook) ISBN 9781108187671
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Solidarity and Justice in Health and Social Care ISBN 9781107069800
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Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives 2nd ed ISBN 9781316613740
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Mental Capacity in Relationship: Decision-Making, Dialogue, and Autonomy ISBN 9781107164000
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Mental Capacity in Relationship: Decision-Making, Dialogue, and Autonomy (eBook) ISBN 9781316732427
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Merry and McCall Smith's Errors, Medicine and the Law 2nd ed ISBN 9781316632253
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Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives ISBN 9781316618639
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The Affordable Care Act and Medicare in Comparative Context ISBN 9781107110557
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The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know: Genetic Privacy and Responsibility 2nd ed ISBN 9781107429796
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The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know: Genetic Privacy and Responsibility 2nd ed ISBN 9781107076075
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Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences ISBN 9781107669598
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Privacy, Confidentiality, and Health Research ISBN 9781107696631
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£18.99
Criminal Law, Philosophy and Public Health Practice ISBN 9781107022782
Published October 2013
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Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives ISBN 9781107039216
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Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences ISBN 9781107031852
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