Death, Dying and the Ending of Life, Volume 1

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M. Pabst Battin, Leslie Francis, Bruce M. Landesman, Bruce Landesman
Ashgate, 2007 - Law - 500 pages
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The two volumes of Death, Dying, and the Ending of Life 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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Margaret P. Battin is Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, USA. Professor Leslie P. Francis is Professor of Philosophy and Law and Chair of the Philosophy Department, University of Utah, USA. Bruce L. Landesman is Associate Professor at the Department Philosophy at the University of Utah, USA.

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