Death And Medical Power: An Ethical Analysis Of Dutch Euthanasia Practice: An Ethical Analysis of Dutch Euthanasia Practice

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), May 1, 2005 - Medical - 242 pages
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Death and Medical Power details the evolution as well as the complexities of the legal responses to physician involvement in euthanasia. The authors analyze the ethical debate concerning euthanasia, discussing the pros and cons of medical termination of human life. The book concludes with a section on the lessons to be learned from the Dutch experience.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Euthanasia and medical power
5
Chapter 2 The growth of medical power
22
Chapter 3 The medical practice of euthanasia
57
Chapter 4 The response of the law
91
Chapter 5 Justifying the practice of euthanasia
133
Chapter 6 Lessons to be learned
169
Appendix I Digest of Dutch jurisprudence
187
Appendix II 2001 Law on Euthanasia and PAS
211
Notes
220
References
227
Index
235
Back cover
243
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Henk ten Have studied medicine and philosophy. He has worked as professor of philosophy at the University of Maastricht and as professor of medical ethics in the University Medical Centre of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is currently Director of the Division of Ethics of Science and Technology of UNESCO, Paris, France.

Jos Welie studied medicine, philosophy and law. He joined Henk ten Have at the University Medical Centre of Nijmegen in the early 1990s, but has resided and taught in the US since 1997, presently as professor of health policy and ethics at Creighton University's Center for Health Policy and Ethics in Omaha.

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