Euthanasia Ethics and the Law

Euthanasia  Ethics and the Law

The book shows that the rules are in competition because the ethical principles underlying the rules are also diverse and conflicting.

Author: Richard Huxtable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135392444

Category: Law

Page: 214

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Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law argues that the law governing the ending of life in England and Wales is unclear, confused and often contradictory. The book shows that the rules are in competition because the ethical principles underlying the rules are also diverse and conflicting. In mounting his case Richard Huxtable considers some familiar and topical debates, including assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, examining such situations as the Dianne Pretty litigation and Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill. The book also enters some important, but less well-charted areas, looking at the advent of 'death tourism' and the real status of involuntary and passive euthanasia in English law, in addition to clarifying the confusion that surrounds the use of powerful painkillers like morphine. Dealing with both legal and ethical issues, the text concludes that the time has come to more openly adopt a compromise position - one that more honestly recognises and accommodates the competing values, whilst also restoring a measure of coherence to the law.
Categories: Law

Euthanasia Ethics and Public Policy

Euthanasia  Ethics and Public Policy

Resource added for the Psychology (includes Sociology) 108091 courses.

Author: John Keown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107043206

Category: Law

Page: 547

View: 423

A unique, documented case against the legalisation of 'assisted dying', based mainly on empirical and logical 'slippery slope' concerns.
Categories: Law

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has ...

Author: Craig Paterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351575072

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 890

As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent.In this lucid and vigorous new book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from a fully fledged but non-dogmatic secular natural law perspective. He rehabilitates and revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning by developing a pluralistic account of just why we are required by practical rationality to respect and not violate key demands generated by the primary goods of persons, especially human life.Important issues that shape the moral quality of an action are explained and analysed: intention/foresight; action/omission; action/consequences; killing/letting die; innocence/non-innocence; and, person/non-person. Paterson defends the central normative proposition that 'it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive'.
Categories: Philosophy

Euthanasia Ethical and human aspects

Euthanasia  Ethical and human aspects

Does euthanasia violate the European Convention on Human Rights? This publication contains 13 essays by various authors, looking at euthanasia from the point of view of ethics, and of religion (Buddhism, Catholicism, etc.).

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287150707

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 660

Euthanasia is highly controversial. Is it a crime or an ultimate form of care? Can one person help another to die? And what about palliative care? What criteria should govern decisions to terminate or prolong life? Does euthanasia violate the European Convention on Human Rights? This publication contains 13 essays by various authors, looking at euthanasia from the point of view of ethics, and of religion (Buddhism, Catholicism, etc.).
Categories: Medical

Euthanasia Death with Dignity and the Law

Euthanasia  Death with Dignity and the Law

This book examines legal responses to euthanasia and whether legal reform is an appropriate response to calls for it to be more readily available.

Author: Hazel Biggs

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 9781841130910

Category: Law

Page: 187

View: 244

This book examines legal responses to euthanasia and whether legal reform is an appropriate response to calls for it to be more readily available.
Categories: Law

Euthanasia Morality and the Law

Euthanasia  Morality  and the Law

This book assesses the desirability of legalising euthanasia.

Author: Kumar Amarasekara

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111859711

Category: Law

Page: 161

View: 197

This book assesses the desirability of legalising euthanasia. From the ethical perspective, euthanasia raises many important issues including the right to life, the right to liberty, the avoidance of unnecessary pain, the appropriate allocation of medical resources, and the rights and duties of doctors. Other relevant considerations include the improving standard of palliative care and the «slippery slope» argument. The central arguments for and against euthanasia are evaluated against the background of the leading contemporary moral theories. This book seeks to cut through the rhetoric that has become a feature of the debate and asks whether there is a sound reason for denying the wishes of individuals who express their wish to die.
Categories: Law

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics. This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying.

Author: Michael Cholbi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319220505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 966

This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

Biomedical Ethics and the Law

Biomedical Ethics and the Law

Take abortion, for example. Rather than settling the legal issue, the Supreme Court's original abortion decision in Roe v. Wade (1973), seems only to have spurred further legal debate.

Author: James M. Humber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461565634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 658

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In the past few years, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound, and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of the existing law further questioned. Take abortion, for example. Rather than settling the legal issue, the Supreme Court's original abortion decision in Roe v. Wade (1973), seems only to have spurred further legal debate. And of course, whether or not abortion is a mo rally ac ceptable procedure is still the subject of heated dispute.
Categories: Philosophy

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Some claim that the Netherlands offers a model for the world to follow; others believe that the Netherlands represents danger, rather than promise, and that the Dutch experience is the definitive answer regarding why we should not make ...

Author: R. Cohen-Almagor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402022517

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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The Dutch experience has influenced the debate on euthanasia and death with dignity around the globe, especially with regard to whether physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia should be legitimized or legalized. A review of the literature reveals complex and often contradictory views about the Dutch experience. Some claim that the Netherlands offers a model for the world to follow; others believe that the Netherlands represents danger, rather than promise, and that the Dutch experience is the definitive answer regarding why we should not make active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide part of our lives. Given these contradictory views, it has become clear that fieldwork is essential to developing a more informed opinion. Having investigated the Dutch experience for a number of years, and after thoroughly reading the vast literature published in English, I went to the Netherlands for one month in the summer of 1999 to get a feel for the local situation. I felt that this would provide the basis on which I could better interpret the findings of the available literature. I visited the major centers of medical ethics, as well as some research hospitals, and spoke with leading figures in the euthanasia policy and practice. The time spent was extremely beneficial and enriching. I followed in the footsteps of Carlos Gomez, who 1 published a book following one month of extensive research in the Netherlands.
Categories: Philosophy

Impairment and Disability

Impairment and Disability

Part of the Biomedical Law and Ethics Library series, this book explores discrimination in the issues of life, death and disability.

Author: Sheila McLean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135428075

Category: Law

Page: 216

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This book explores legislation intended to protect the interests of people with disabilities or impairments. Considering a broad range of ethical and legal concerns which arise in issues of life, death and disability, it covers the social and legal responses to the equality rights of disabled people, focusing on those responses to: the right to life the end of life assisted suicide. This work engages with contemporary debates, examines case studies and explores the problems surrounding many legal concepts within the context of disability and impairment. The authors argue that it is crucial to distinguish between unjust discrimination and differential treatment and unify the disagreements surrounding the issues by highlighting ethical ideals that should be shared by all stakeholders in life and death decisions that impact on people with disabilities. Topical and contemporary, this book is a perfect supplementary text for students of all levels and researchers working in the areas of law, applied ethics and disability theory.
Categories: Law

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics. This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying.

Author: Michael Cholbi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319220497

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 209

This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

The Age old Practice of Euthanasia

The Age old Practice of Euthanasia

Document from the year 2018 in the subject Medicine - Medical Frontiers and Special Areas, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Euthanasia is commonly known as mercy killing or assisted suicide because the involved ...

Author: Patrick Kimuyu

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668676121

Category: Medical

Page: 13

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Document from the year 2018 in the subject Medicine - Medical Frontiers and Special Areas, grade: 1, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Euthanasia is commonly known as mercy killing or assisted suicide because the involved procedures are designed in such a way that, the patient’s dignity is not degraded or compromised. Euthanasia has aroused unprecedented debate in the society because it involves several considerations; the most significant one’s being practical, religious and ethical issues. Moreover, this practice seems to be somehow challenging to the health professionals, since it is not in alignment with the medical ethics nor legal framework. Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom: thus, it is considered illegal. Therefore, approaches towards euthanasia require caution, since it can lead to imprisonment (Nicholson, 2000). For instance, voluntary euthanasia is considered as a crime in the United Kingdom, which is punishable by law. Any individual who deliberately executes euthanasia is subjected to serve a jail term. Therefore, this research paper will give an overview of euthanasia. Euthanasia has evoked unprecedented controversy in the society.
Categories: Medical

Law Ethics and Compromise at the Limits of Life

Law  Ethics and Compromise at the Limits of Life

Providing a comprehensive account of the law pertaining to children and adults alike, and distinctively combining medico-legal and bioethical insights, this book engages scholars and students from both disciplines, as well as informing ...

Author: Richard Huxtable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136227028

Category: Law

Page: 232

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A conflict arises in the clinic over the care of a critically ill, incapacitated patient. The clinicians and the patient’s family confront a difficult choice: to treat or not to treat? Decisions to withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment feature frequently in the courts and in the world's media, with prominent examples including the cases of Charlotte Wyatt, in the UK, and Terri Schiavo, in the USA. According to legislation like the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the central issues are the welfare (or ‘best interests’) of the patient, alongside any wishes they might have conveyed, via an ‘advance directive’ or through the appointment of a ‘lasting power of attorney’. Richard Huxtable argues that the law governing both welfare and wishes frequently fails to furnish clinicians and families with the guidance they require. However, he finds this unsurprising, given the competing ethical issues at stake. Huxtable proposes that there is a case for ‘principled compromise’ here, such that the processes for resolving principled disputes take precedence. He argues for greater ethical engagement, through a reinvigorated system of clinical ethics support, in which committees work alongside the courts to resolve the conflicts that can arise at the limits of life. Providing a comprehensive account of the law pertaining to children and adults alike, and distinctively combining medico-legal and bioethical insights, this book engages scholars and students from both disciplines, as well as informing clinicians about the scope (and limits) of law at the limits of life.
Categories: Law

Law Vs Morality

Law Vs Morality

An insite look into law vs Morality and the study on, Euthanasia should it be acceptable in the eyes of the law?The main question will deal with whether or not euthanasia should be made legal and if so what issues may this cause.

Author: Matthew Carmichael

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445266343

Category:

Page: 74

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An insite look into law vs Morality and the study on, Euthanasia should it be acceptable in the eyes of the law?The main question will deal with whether or not euthanasia should be made legal and if so what issues may this cause. This will cover such areas as what the social would be if euthanasia was to be allowed, not only on just the individuals family but on the medical community who would administer the procedure as well.
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Debating Euthanasia

Debating Euthanasia

This is not an argument in favour of dying. On the contrary, Jackson argues that legalisation could extend and enhance the lives of people whose present fear of the dying process causes them overwhelming distress.

Author: Emily Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847317711

Category: Law

Page: 200

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In this new addition to the 'Debating Law' series, Emily Jackson and John Keown re-examine the legal and ethical aspects of the euthanasia debate. Emily Jackson argues that we owe it to everyone in society to do all that we can to ensure that they experience a 'good death'. For a small minority of patients who experience intolerable and unrelievable suffering, this may mean helping them to have an assisted death. In a liberal society, where people's moral views differ, we should not force individuals to experience deaths they find intolerable. This is not an argument in favour of dying. On the contrary, Jackson argues that legalisation could extend and enhance the lives of people whose present fear of the dying process causes them overwhelming distress. John Keown argues that voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are gravely unethical and he defends their continued prohibition by law. He analyses the main arguments for relaxation of the law - including those which invoke the experience of jurisdictions which permit these practices - and finds them wanting. Relaxing the law would, he concludes, be both wrong in principle and dangerous in practice, not least for the dying, the disabled and the disadvantaged.
Categories: Law

Euthanasia

Euthanasia

The Medicolegal Library will issue two books each year. The first four books, soon to be published, will deal with child abuse, euthanasia, disability, and nursing, laws and ethics.

Author: A. Carmi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642822391

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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The Medicolegal Library is the first and only series of its kind. Its importance is self-evident. During the last decade, science, especial ly medical practice, has become an increasingly complex under taking. Recent dramatic developments in medicine have given rise to both theoretical controversies and practical dilemmas. Society is struggling with new scientific, economic, cultural, and legal issues. The establishment of a series such as this appears vital for lawyers and physicians, for sociologists and psychologists, and for the pub lic at large. The editorial board of the Medicolegal Library consists of dis tinguished scientists from many different countries and disciplines. Judge Amnon Carmi acts as principal series editor. Judge Carmi is the author of many books and articles on medical law, and is Editor in-Chief of Medicine and Law: An International Journal. The Medicolegal Library will issue two books each year. The first four books, soon to be published, will deal with child abuse, euthanasia, disability, and nursing, laws and ethics. It is the wish and intention of Springer-Verlag that the Medicole gal Library play an important role throughout the world in the study and understanding of the field of medicine and law, for the benefit of both professions and of mankind at large. Contents I. Introduction Live Like a King: Die Like a King A.Carmi .............. . 3 II. The Duty to Live and the Right to Die On the Dichotomy of Divinity and Humanity in Jewish Law H. H. Cohn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 31 . . . .
Categories: Medical

Medical Ethics and Law

Medical Ethics and Law

This is a short textbook of ethics and law aimed primarily at medical students. The book is in two sections.

Author: R. A. Hope

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443103377

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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This is a short textbook of ethics and law aimed primarily at medical students. The book is in two sections. The first considers general aspects of ethics (in the context of medicine); the second section covers the topics identified in the 'consensus agreement' (consent, confidentiality, genetics, reproductive medicine, children, mental health, end of life, resource allocation, research, and disease, disability and human enhancement). The content of medical law is not intended to be comprehensive and relates very much to the ethical issues.
Categories: Medical