Death, Dying and the Ending of Life, Volume 1
M. Pabst Battin, Leslie Francis, Bruce M. Landesman, Bruce Landesman
Ashgate Pub., 2007 - Law - 500 pages
These two volumes present the core of recent philosophical work on end-of-life issues. Volume I examines issues in death and consent: the nature of death, brain death and the uses of the dead and decision-making at the end of life, including the use of advance directives and decision-making about the continuation, discontinuation, or futility of treatment for competent and incompetent patients and children. Volume II, on justice and hastening death, examines whether there is a difference between killing and letting die, issues about physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia and questions about distributive justice and decisions about life and death.
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