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Assisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessons / Guenter Lewy.

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Author/Creator:
Lewy, Guenter, 1923-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 250 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [228]-242) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Why assisted death has become an important public policy issue
  • The euthanasia and assisted suicide underground
  • The aims of this study
  • Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands
  • The path to legalization
  • The law of 2002 decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
  • Empirical data on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide : who, when, why, where, and how
  • Problems in the practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide : failure to report cases of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
  • Ending life without explicit request of the patient
  • Termination of life in pediatric cases
  • Assisted death for patients with mental suffering
  • Can palliative care eliminate the need for assisted death?
  • The Dutch regime of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide assessed
  • Voluntary euthanasia in Belgium
  • How Belgium legalized euthanasia
  • The law on euthanasia of May 28, 2002
  • The practice of euthanasia since 2002
  • Assisted suicide in Switzerland
  • Exit German Switzerland Association for a humane death
  • Exit/association pour le droit de mourir dans la dignit√©/Suisse Romande
  • Dignitas
  • Other right-to-die organizations
  • The public debate on assisted suicide
  • Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon
  • A legal obstacle course
  • The Death With Dignity Act (DWDA)
  • Years of physician-assisted death
  • Criticism and problem areas
  • Assisted death as a last resort
  • Lessons from four regimes of assisted death
  • A model statute for physician-assisted suicide
  • Dilemmas and promise of legalized assisted death.
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ISBN:
9780199746415
0199746419

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