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This timely work is a balanced overview of end-of-life issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide. * Includes the full text of documents such as the Hippocratic Oath and position statements from several religions * A detailed chronology pinpoints key events from the time of Hippocrates to current legal cases still being decidedThis book addresses what is known as passive euthanasia, or refusing care that would prolong life. ... The book focuses on the issue in a variety of ways, including discussions of public policy, personal stories from physicians and families, and the pros and cons associated with the issue. ... This article recounts the events leading to a judgea#39;s decision against trying Dr. Nancy Morrison, a respirologist inanbsp;...

Author:Jennifer Fecio McDougall, Martha Gorman
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2008


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