Is There a Duty to Die?: And Other Essays in Bioethics

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 212 pages
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In this collection of eight provocative essays, the author sets forth his views on the need to replace patient-centered bioethics with family-centered bioethics. Starting with a critique of the awkward language with which philosphers argue the ethics of personal relationships, the book goes on to present a general statement on the necessity of family-centered bioethics. He reflects on proxy decisions, the effects of elder care on the family, the financial and lifestyle consequences of long-term care, and physician-assisted suicide from the perspective of the family.
 

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Contents

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1
II
9
III
29
IV
45
V
61
VI
67
VII
81
VIII
101
X
137
XI
139
XII
145
XIII
154
XIV
165
XV
185
XVI
201
XVII
203

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119

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John Hardwig is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at East Tennessee State University. This is his first book.

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