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Four-Step Arguments for Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents an alternative Four-Step Argument for the moral permissibility of physician-assisted suicide and objections to the argument. It also raises the issue of whether doctors might ... More


Guidelines for the Determination of Death

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section begins with a brief description of the Uniform Determination of Death Act, which adopted in 1980 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It then discusses ... More


Problems with “Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers’ Brief”

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the arguments for physician-assisted suicide by Dworkin et al. in “Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers' Brief.” They argue that if it is permissible to omit or terminate medical ... More


The Hand of Fate: On Mourning the Death of a Patient

Anne J. Adelman

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the author describes the painful and complicated mourning following the unexpected and sudden death of her patient. She takes the reader through the process of coming to know and ... More


Accident or on purpose? Neglect, incompetence, and unintentional killing

Alannah Tomkins

in Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation, 1780-1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116079
eISBN:
9781526128447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116079.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Practitioners have always been liable to accusations of incompetence or neglect, but the New Poor Law exacerbated the pressures on medical men at the same time that expectations for their performance ... More


When a Patient Dies: Reflections on the Death of Three Patients

Sybil Houlding

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the author describes a five-year period in which three of her patients died. She examines the effect of these losses in light of her personal and professional development as well as ... More


Conceptual Issues Related to Ending Life

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explains the distinctions that are of moral relevance in discussions of suicide, physician-assisted suicide, termination of treatment, and euthanasia. These include the distinctions ... More


Brody on Active and Passive Euthanasia

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Baruch Brody's views on active and passive euthanasia. Brody argues that while there is a moral difference between killing and letting die, we cannot conclude on this basis that ... More


Little Boy Lost

Arlene Kramer Richards

in The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156998
eISBN:
9780231534604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156998.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the author describes the grief she experienced following the death of a child patient whose parent had prematurely terminated her son's therapy the year before. She was haunted by ... More


Some Arguments by Velleman Concerning Suicide and Assisted Suicide

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some of David Velleman's objections to physician-assisted suicide as presented in his “A Right of Self-Termination?” It addresses two main issues: Does any objection to ... More


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