Assisted Suicide: Canadian Perspectives

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University of Ottawa Press, 2000 - Medical - 209 pages
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When it became possible to extend the dying process, it became necessary to decide when to stop doing so because of the enormous personal and social costs. But perspectives on "assisted suicide" vary greatly. Physicians see it as a medical issue, jurists as a legal issue, philosophers as a moral issue and the media as a political issue. These original essays show how these perspectives shape the ongoing debate.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Crossing the Line
15
Definitions and Moral Issues
29
Ambiguity and Synergism in Assisted Suicide
43
Simply Calling a Telephone an Elephant Wont Do
61
Death and the Law
73
Assisted Suicide Ethics and the Law
83
Decisionmaking Capacity and Assisted Suicide
95
The Media Perspective
113
Bibliography
185
The Contributors
207
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Page 1 - PERCHANCE he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that. The church is Catholic, universal...

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C.G. Prado is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University.

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