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Debating euthanasia, Emily Jackson and John Keown

Label
Debating euthanasia
Title
Debating euthanasia
Statement of responsibility
Emily Jackson and John Keown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Emily Jackson argues that we owe it to everyone in society to do all that we can to ensure that they experience a 'good death'. For a small minority of patients who experience intolerable and unrelievable suffering, this may mean helping them to have an assisted death. In a liberal society, where people's moral views differ, we should not force individuals to experience deaths they find intolerable. This is not an argument in favour of dying. On the contrary, Jackson argues that legalisation could extend and enhance the lives of people whose present fear of the dying process causes them overwhelming distress. John Keown argues that voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are gravely unethical and he defends their continued prohibition by law. He analyses the main arguments for relaxation of the law--including those which invoke the experience of jurisdictions which permit these practices--and finds them wanting. Relaxing the law would, he concludes, be both wrong in principle and dangerous in practice, not least for the dying, the disabled and the disadvantaged"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Jackson, Emily
Dewey number
344.04197
Index
index present
LC call number
K3611.E95
LC item number
J33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 B-664
  • WB 65
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Keown, John
Series statement
Debating law
Series volume
v. 3
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  • Euthanasia
  • Euthanasia
  • Euthanasia
  • Suicide, Assisted
Label
Debating euthanasia, Emily Jackson and John Keown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
769192727
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9781849461788
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
AUTH: LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS. EXAMINE LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS.
System control number
(OCoLC)769192727
Label
Debating euthanasia, Emily Jackson and John Keown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
769192727
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 190 pages
Isbn
9781849461788
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
AUTH: LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS. EXAMINE LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS.
System control number
(OCoLC)769192727

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