Euthanasia Examined: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives

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John Keown
Cambridge University Press, Jun 19, 1997 - Medical - 340 pages
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List of contributors
Foreword / Daniel Callahan
Introduction / John Keown 1
1 Euthanasia and the value of life / John Harris 6
2 A philosophical case against euthanasia / John Finnis 23
3 The philosophical case against the philosophical case against euthanasia / John Harris 36
4 The fragile case for euthanasia: a reply to John Harris / John Finnis 46
5 Final thoughts on final acts / John Harris 56
6 Misunderstanding the case against euthanasia: response to Harris’s first reply / John Finnis 62
7 Euthanasia: back to the future / Kenneth Boyd 72
8 The case for legalising voluntary euthanasia / Jean Davies 83
9 Extracts from the Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics 96
10 Walton, Davies, Boyd and the legalization of euthanasia / Luke Gormally 113
11 Where there is hope, there is life: a view from the hospice / Robert G. Twycross 141
12 Letting vegetative patients die / Bryan Jennett 169
13 A case for sometimes tube-feeding patients in persistent vegetative state / Joseph Boyle 189
14 Dilemmas at life’s end: a comparative legal perspective / Dieter Giesen 200
15 Physician-assisted suicide: the last bridge to active voluntary euthanasia / Yale Kamisar 225
16 Euthanasia in the Netherlands: sliding down the slippery slope? / John Keown 261
17 Advance directives: a legal and ethical analysis / Stuart Hornett 297
18 Theological aspects of euthanasia / Anthony Fisher 315
Index 333
 

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Contents

Euthanasia and the value of life
6
A philosophical case against euthanasia
23
The philosophical case against the philosophical case against euthanasia
36
The fragile case for euthanasia a reply to John Harris
46
Final thoughts on final acts
56
Misunderstanding the case against euthanasia response to Harriss first reply
62
Euthanasia back to the future
72
The case for legalising voluntary euthanasia
83
Where there is hope there is life a view from the hospice
141
Letting vegetative patients die
169
A case for sometimes tubefeeding patients in persistent vegetative state
189
Dilemmas at lifes end a comparative legal perspective
200
Physicianassisted suicide the last bridge to active voluntary euthanasia
225
Euthanasia in the Netherlands sliding down the slippery slope?
261
Advance directives a legal and ethical analysis
297
Theological aspects of euthanasia
315

Extracts from the Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics
96
Walton Davies Boyd and the legalization of euthanasia
113

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