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The Changing Nature of Death in America

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/9780814791042.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the “medicalization” of death phenomenon that emerged during the twentieth century and how it led some people to seek out a merciful way to end their lives with the assistance ... More


1 The Changing Nature of Death in America

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/9780814791042.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the “medicalization” of death phenomenon that emerged during the twentieth century and how it led some people to seek out a merciful way to end their lives with the assistance ... 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


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