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Title:
Euthanasia
Author:
Yount, Lisa.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
174 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737708295

9780737708288
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The Supreme Court has ruled that there is no "constitutional right to die," but the question of whether terminally or perhaps merely incurably ill people should be able to have physicians' help in hastening their deaths remains unsettled in the minds of many. This anthology presents varying points of view on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in relation to other end-of-life issues, physicians' role in hastening death, euthanasia and the law, euthanasia in practice, and the ethics of euthanasia. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Summary

The Supreme Court has ruled that there is no "constitutional right to die," but the question of whether terminally or perhaps merely incurably ill people should be able to have physicians' help in hastening their deaths remains unsettled in the minds of many. This anthology presents varying points of view on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in relation to other end-of-life issues, physicians' role in hastening death, euthanasia and the law, euthanasia in practice, and the ethics of euthanasia. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. In this insightful book, Yount explains the history and furious debate surrounding euthanasia. Citing several court cases about comatose patients (Karen Ann Quinlan and Karen Cruzan, among them) and doctors who advocate patients' right to choose their time of death (including Jack Kevorkian and Timothy Quill), she considers very differing viewpoints. She expands the impact of the debate by sharing the views of several organizations lobbying for or against legalizing euthanasia. Among the many black-and-white photographs are poignant snapshots of terminally ill patients that keep the arguments from straying too far from the central debate: how do we ensure dignity while still affirming core beliefs? Yount asks the right questions, then gives readers plenty to begin developing their own answers. --Roger Leslie


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. In this insightful book, Yount explains the history and furious debate surrounding euthanasia. Citing several court cases about comatose patients (Karen Ann Quinlan and Karen Cruzan, among them) and doctors who advocate patients' right to choose their time of death (including Jack Kevorkian and Timothy Quill), she considers very differing viewpoints. She expands the impact of the debate by sharing the views of several organizations lobbying for or against legalizing euthanasia. Among the many black-and-white photographs are poignant snapshots of terminally ill patients that keep the arguments from straying too far from the central debate: how do we ensure dignity while still affirming core beliefs? Yount asks the right questions, then gives readers plenty to begin developing their own answers. --Roger Leslie