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Title An easeful death? : perspectives on death, dying and euthanasia / editor, John Morgan.

Published Leichhardt, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 1996.

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 UniM Law  KN 185.15 EASE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary At last, we as a society are beginning to talk about death or at least to appreciate the need to come to terms with it, so that we may confront and accept it. At the same time, modern medicine and its technologies, which can postpone or suspend dying, create another set of questions. Our laws, beliefs, science, history, myths, and the way our social and political culture is organized--all of these reflect and have a bearing on how we approach the subject. The essays in this book examine death, dying, assisted death, and euthanasia from a number of perspectives. They are not exhaustive, but they explore some of the wide-range of opinions, deeply held ethical beliefs, fears about death and loss of control over oneself, and questions about compassion and the value and dignity of human life. Leading Australian and overseas thinkers present a variety of theological, ethical, and medical perspectives to provide a balanced and challenging view of complex issues.
Other author Morgan, John, 1941-
Subject Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
ISBN 1862872228 $29.95
1862872228