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Assisted Suicide in Switzerland

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to the Swiss Criminal Code, assisted suicide is illegal only if done “for selfish motives.” While in other jurisdictions only physicians are allowed to engage in the practice of assisted ... More


The Right to Die

Joshua A. Green and Matthew G. Jarvis

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines both the structure of public opinion on the right to die and how different framings of the issue affect that structure. In general, respondents are much more likely to support ... More


Choice, assisted suicide and euthanasia

Fiona Randall and R. S. Downie

in End of Life Choices: Consensus and controversy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199547333
eISBN:
9780191730405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547333.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter criticizes three common arguments in favour of assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. These are the argument from moral equivalence in its various forms, the argument from the right ... More


The Right to Die, Involuntary Commitment, and the Constitution

Susan Stefan

in Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199981199
eISBN:
9780190497217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981199.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter analyzes whether a competent person should have the right to die and under what circumstances this right, if it exists, should apply to people with psychiatric disabilities. The chapter ... More


The Right of Bodily Integrity

Jeffrey M. Shaman

in Equality and Liberty in the Golden Age of State Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195334340
eISBN:
9780199868773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334340.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The common law recognized the right of an individual to refuse medical treatment, even life-sustaining medical treatment. Some state courts have incorporated the right to refuse medical treatment as ... More


The Right to Die: Mapping a Contemporary Debate

Scott Cutler Shershow

in Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the arguments on both sides of the debate about a right to die are characterized by unacknowledged contradictions, and in particular by a tension between the claims of ... More


The Plight of the Incompetent Patient in a “Permanent Vegetative State” (PVS)

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines legal cases that addressed the fate of incompetent patients in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). In particular, it considers the initial set of questions that arose when PVS ... More


2 The Plight of the Incompetent Patient in a “Permanent Vegetative State” (PVS)

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines legal cases that addressed the fate of incompetent patients in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). In particular, it considers the initial set of questions that arose when PVS ... More


Introduction

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book explores the legal and constitutional arguments and debates, in state and federal courts, and in the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding a dying person's right to die with a physician's ... More


Introduction

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book explores the legal and constitutional arguments and debates, in state and federal courts, and in the U.S. Supreme Court, regarding a dying person's right to die with a physician's ... More


The Second Path to PAD: Passing Legislation Allowing Death with Dignity

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the alternative strategy of those advocating physician-assisted death (PAD): passing legislation that allows death with dignity. It begins with an overview of the slippery slope ... More


5 The Second Path to PAD: Passing Legislation Allowing Death with Dignity

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the alternative strategy of those advocating physician-assisted death (PAD): passing legislation that allows death with dignity. It begins with an overview of the slippery ... More


At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Howard Ball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled. Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely ... More


In Context—Law and Ethics

Lois Shepherd

in If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines three fundamental legal and ethical questions involved in making decisions about Terri's life and death. The first is: What were her rights? Did she have a right to die, or a ... More


America’s Transplants

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores some of the questions surrounding the battles over the right to die, such as whether there are viable alternatives to physician-assisted death (PAD) for terminally ill patients ... More


Terri Schiavo’s Tragic Odyssey, 1990–2005

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding the In Re Schiavo case, which highlighted the ideas of privacy, due process, and the right to die. The debate was the right of Terri Schiavo, who was ... More


3 Terri Schiavo’s Tragic Odyssey, 1990–2005

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding the In Re Schiavo case, which highlighted the ideas of privacy, due process, and the right to die. The debate was the right of Terri Schiavo, who ... More


7 America’s Transplants

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores some of the questions surrounding the battles over the right to die, such as whether there are viable alternatives to physician-assisted death (PAD) for terminally ill patients ... More


Acting on a wish to die at the end of life: the Swiss situation

Alexandre Mauron

in The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

In Switzerland, the context of wishing to die in end-of-life situations is inextricably linked to the legality of assisted suicide and of organizations that provide it. This liberal stance has deep ... More


The Preservation of life

Lois Shepherd

in If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.13
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the debate over the preservation of life and its relationship to patient self-determination appeared to change during the Schiavo controversy and the potential consequences ... More


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