In the arms of others: a cultural history of the right-to-die in America

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I.R. Dee, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 282 pages
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When, if ever, is life no longer worth living? When, if ever, is it right to withdraw life-support or hasten death? And who should decide? These questions--that confront physicians, bioethicists, social workers, the children of aging parents, and sooner or later almost everyone--now receive increasingly urgent attention in American society. Peter Filene's In the Arms of Others is the first book to set this dilemma into broad historical and cultural context.

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Contents

A Good Death
3
Modern Dying
47
The Subjectivity of Dying
74
Copyright

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