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Assisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessons / Guenter Lewy.

Author/Creator:
Lewy, Guenter, 1923-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 250 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Assisted suicide -- Europe.
Assisted suicide -- Oregon.
Contents:
Introduction
Why assisted death has become an important public policy issue
The euthanasia and assisted suicide underground
The aims of this study
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands
The path to legalization
The law of 2002 decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Empirical data on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide : who, when, why, where, and how
Problems in the practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide : failure to report cases of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Ending life without explicit request of the patient
Termination of life in pediatric cases
Assisted death for patients with mental suffering
Can palliative care eliminate the need for assisted death?
The Dutch regime of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide assessed
Voluntary euthanasia in Belgium
How Belgium legalized euthanasia
The law on euthanasia of May 28, 2002
The practice of euthanasia since 2002
Assisted suicide in Switzerland
Exit German Switzerland Association for a humane death
Exit/association pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité/Suisse Romande
Dignitas
Other right-to-die organizations
The public debate on assisted suicide
Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon
A legal obstacle course
The Death With Dignity Act (DWDA)
Years of physician-assisted death
Criticism and problem areas
Assisted death as a last resort
Lessons from four regimes of assisted death
A model statute for physician-assisted suicide
Dilemmas and promise of legalized assisted death.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Samuel Bellet Book Fund.
Contributor:
Samuel Bellet Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780199746415 (alk. paper)
0199746419 (alk. paper)
Web link:
The Samuel Bellet Book Fund Home Page
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