The Euthanasia / Assisted-suicide Debate

The Euthanasia / Assisted-suicide Debate

Book - 2012
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This revealing volume explores recent historical perspectives on the modern euthanasia and assisted-suicide debate and the political arenas in which it has unfolded.

* Case studies explain contemporary legal techniques in the handling of euthanasia and assisted-suicide prosecutions, including those involving doctors, nurses, and family members

* A chronology shows political events and major cases of medical euthanasia and assisted suicide over the past 100 years

* A glossary explains key terms, such as "causation," "intent," "palliative care," and "double effect"

* An interdisciplinary bibliography cites significant materials from the fields of history, law, and sociology, as well as major medical journal articles

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2012.
ISBN: 9780313341878
Characteristics: xxiii, 183 p. ; 25 cm.

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