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Ending Life

Margaret Pabst Battin

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195140279
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850280 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.001.0001
Ending Life

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This work is a sequel to the author's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death. The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands to the furor over proposed restrictions of scheduled drugs used for causing death, and the development of “NuTech” methods of assistance in dying. This new collection covers a remarkably wide range of end-of-life topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices that pose a risk of death, as well as genetic prognostication, suicide in old age, global justice and the “duty to die”, suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia, in both American and international contexts. As with the earlier volume, these new essays are theoretically adroit, but draw richly from historical sources, fictional techniques, and ample factual material.

Keywords: end-of-life issues; physician-assisted suicide; suicide; suicide prevention; euthanasia; death; NuTech; genetic prognostication; America; Netherlands

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Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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Euthanasia in Ending Life

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Case Consultation in Ending Life

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