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Assisted Dying: Reflections on the Need for Law Reform


ISBN13: 9781844720545
Published: November 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.99



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Assisted Dying explores the law relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide, tracing its development from prohibition through to the laissez faire attitude adopted in a number of countries in the 21st Century. This book provides an in-depth critique of the arguments surrounding legislative control of such practices and particularly looks into the regulatory role of the state. In the classical tradition of libertarianism, the state is generally presumed to have a remit to intervene where an individual’s actions, threaten another rather than harm the individuals themselves.

This arguably leaving a question mark over the state’s determined intervention, in the UK and elsewhere, into the private and highly personal choices of individual to die rather than live. The perceived role of the state in safeguarding the moral values of the community and the need for third party involvement in assisted suicide and euthanasia could be thought to raise these practices to a different level.

These considerations may be in direct conflict with the so called right to die espoused by some individuals and groups within the community. However this book will argue that the state’s interests are and should be second to the interest’s that the people themselves have in choosing their own death.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
An Historical Account of Legal and Ethical Attitudes to Assistance in Dying.
An Evaluation of the Arguments Proposed by the Anti-Assisted Dying Lobby.
An Evaluation of the Arguments Proposed by the Pro-Assisted Dying Lobby.
Law, Public Opinion and the UK.
Comparative Analysis - the Netherlands, Oregon etc.
Conclusion

Series: Biomedical Law & Ethics Library

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Medical Ethics in China: A Transcultural Interpretation ISBN 9780415724562
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Healthcare Research Ethics and Law: Regulation, Review and Responsibility ISBN 9780415429177
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The Body in Bioethics ISBN 9781844720569
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Values in Medicine: What are we Really Doing to Patients? ISBN 9780415424691
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Medicine, Malpractice and Misapprehensions ISBN 9780415428095
Published December 2007
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Values in Medicine: What are we Really Doing to Patients? ISBN 9780415424684
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Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise ISBN 9781844721061
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The Best Interests of the Child in Healthcare ISBN 9781844720422
Published October 2007
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Bioethics and the Humanities: Attitudes and Perceptions ISBN 9781844720521
Published March 2007
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Impairment and Disability: Law and Ethics at the Beginning and End of Life ISBN 9781844720408
Published February 2007
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The Harm Paradox: Tort Law and the Unwanted Child in an Era of Choice ISBN 9781844721085
Published January 2007
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Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation ISBN 9781844720903
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