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The Resource Inalienable rights : the limits of consent in medicine and the law, Terrance McConnell

Inalienable rights : the limits of consent in medicine and the law, Terrance McConnell

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Inalienable rights : the limits of consent in medicine and the law
Title
Inalienable rights
Title remainder
the limits of consent in medicine and the law
Statement of responsibility
Terrance McConnell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Terrance McConnell lays out an accessible explanation of inalienable rights and how they restrict the behavior of their possessors. Taking a cue from Madison and Jefferson, McConnell contends that the right of conscience is inalienable, and despite appearances does not wreak havoc with the idea of political obligations. He develops a compelling argument to support the inalienability of a competent person's right not to have medical treatment administered without consent. Looking at the practical impact of his claim, he demonstrates that while a health care professional's duty to provide a patient with information about the recommended treatment can be suspended at a patient's request, the duty to obtain consent cannot be so suspended. McConnell also shows that the right to life is inalienable because the consent of the possessor alone does not justify killing. Yet, surprisingly, he argues that the inalienability of the right to life does entail that voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide are wrong." "This defense of inalienable rights will appeal to medical ethicists and other applied ethicists, political theorists, and philosophers of law."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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McConnell, Terrance C
Dewey number
344.73/0412
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3827.I5
LC item number
M39 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Human rights
  • Natural law
Label
Inalienable rights : the limits of consent in medicine and the law, Terrance McConnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (157-165) 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
41981968
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9780195134629
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99041540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Inalienable rights : the limits of consent in medicine and the law, Terrance McConnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (157-165) 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
41981968
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 172 pages
Isbn
9780195134629
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99041540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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