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The Resource Issues at the borders of life, edited by Bernadette Richards and Vic Pfitzner

Issues at the borders of life, edited by Bernadette Richards and Vic Pfitzner

Label
Issues at the borders of life
Title
Issues at the borders of life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernadette Richards and Vic Pfitzner
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Life at its borders is tenuous and the crossing of borders is no longer as simple as the birth of a new baby or the death of a loved one. Advances in medical science have meant that the border at the start of life can be facilitated through assisted reproductive technology or avoided through abortion. Similarly, at the final border passage can be hastened through euthanasia or delayed by means of palliative care. The stretching of the borders through medical advances gives rise to important ethical and legal questions which cannot be solved with ease. The questions must be answered through careful consideration of the law, community perceptions and ethical imperatives. When does human life begin, and can we determine when and how it should end? What constitutes human personhood? What rights must be afforded the embryo and the foetus, the mother (and father) in each instance, and the person with end-stage dementia or terminal cancer. Can a birth ever be deemed a deficit? Must it always be good to be alive? In this collection of essays, these and many other issues dealing with life at its borders are dealt with by a variety of specialists in the area of medicine, ethics, law and theology. This collection of essays addresses these questions and represents a valuable contribution to a vital and ongoing debate
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
174.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A73
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Richards, Bernadette
  • Pfitzner, V. C.
Series statement
Interface
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Bioethics
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Euthanasia
  • Euthanasia
  • Palliative treatment
  • Medical laws and legislation
  • MEDICAL
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Bioethics
  • Bioethics
  • Euthanasia
  • Euthanasia
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical laws and legislation
Label
Issues at the borders of life, edited by Bernadette Richards and Vic Pfitzner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the Borders; A. Issues at the Beginning of Life; 1. Abortion: An Alternative to the Conflict Paradigm; 2. Ethics of Contraception and Abortion; 3. Bioethics and Manipulating the Human Embryo; 4. Life as Loss?; B. Issues at the End of Life; 5. Keeping Watch on the Border; 6. Theological Foundations for Palliative Care in End-Stage Dementia ; 7. Is it Always Good to be Alive?; 8. Life's Endings: Mortality, Consequences, and the Principle of Double Effect ; Epilogue: Beginning and Ending of Life: A Personal Journey; Contributors
Control code
709551188
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (142 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921817052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)709551188
Label
Issues at the borders of life, edited by Bernadette Richards and Vic Pfitzner
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the Borders; A. Issues at the Beginning of Life; 1. Abortion: An Alternative to the Conflict Paradigm; 2. Ethics of Contraception and Abortion; 3. Bioethics and Manipulating the Human Embryo; 4. Life as Loss?; B. Issues at the End of Life; 5. Keeping Watch on the Border; 6. Theological Foundations for Palliative Care in End-Stage Dementia ; 7. Is it Always Good to be Alive?; 8. Life's Endings: Mortality, Consequences, and the Principle of Double Effect ; Epilogue: Beginning and Ending of Life: A Personal Journey; Contributors
Control code
709551188
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (142 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781921817052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)709551188

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