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Author McLean, Sheila A. M.

Title The case for physician assisted suicide / Sheila McLean and Alison Britton.

Published London : Pandora, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KN 185.158 A1 MCLE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 114 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Pandora soapbox series.
Pandora soapbox.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-114).
Contents 1. Why Not Assisted Suicide? -- 2. Claiming the Right to Aid in Dying -- 3. Death, Hippocrates and Medical Ethics -- 4. Why Doctors? -- 5. A Comparative Study -- 6. A Good Death.
Summary Physician assisted suicide occurs when a terminally ill patient takes the decision to end their life with the help of their doctor. It is a scenario which both frightens people and inflames moral passions. In this courageous and informative book the authors argue clearly and forcefully for the legalization of physician assisted suicide. They say medical advances will mean more and more terminally ill people find themselves kept alive against their wishes; the autonomy of the patient must be the deciding factor; physicians are best placed to provide the means for suicide; it is already happening in Britain anyway.
Other author Britton, Alison, 1961-
Subject Assisted suicide -- Law and legislation.
Assisted suicide -- Public opinion.
ISBN 0044409834 (paperback)