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  • A Merciful Endby Ian R. Dowbiggin

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 58.99

    Tells the story of those reformers who struggled throughout the twentieth century to change America's attitude towards mercy killing and assisted suicide. This work reveals that euthanasia has been a contentious issue in America for over a century. It is an account of the tension between motives and methods within twentieth century social reform. more...

  • Between the Dying and the Deadby Neal Nicol; Harry L. Wylie

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 19.99

    A work on a great, if complicated and controversial, man, this is a biography of Jack Kevorkian - best known for inventing the 'suicide machine' and being an outspoken proponent of the right to die with dignity. more...

  • Freedom and Responsibility in Reproductive Choiceby J.R. Spencer; Antje du Bois-Pedain

    Hart Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 52.20

    Assembled with a view to assisting the reader to reflect critically on the social experiment, the essays in this collection highlight what are the possible reproductive options, and respond to the difficulties we encounter in assessing these practices and possibilities, from our traditional ethical vantage points. more...

  • Personal Autonomy, the Private Sphere and Criminal Lawby Peter Alldridge; Chrisje Brants

    Hart Publishing Limited 2001; US$ 117.00

    A collection of essays confronting the increasing range of legal and philosophical issues arising from the relationship between privacy and the criminal law. It moves from general ideas to specific issues such as euthanasia, surrogacy and sado-masochism. more...

  • Extreme Prematurityby Geoffrey Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    The ethical issues encountered in the clinical management of extremely premature neonates. more...

  • Health Law and the European Unionby Tamara K. Hervey; Jean V. McHale

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 65.00

    Explores the various impacts of measures of EU law on national health law and policy. more...

  • Rights, Duties and the Bodyby Rosamund Scott

    Hart Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 151.20

    If a pregnant woman refuses medical treatment needed by the fetus - for instance for religious reasons - or conducts some aspect of her life in a way which risks fetal harm, there may arise an instance of 'maternal-fetal conflict'. This is an unfortunate term, since pregant women are generally renowned for their self-sacrificing behaviour, but it may... more...

  • Death Investigationby Randy M.D. Hanzlick

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 52.95

    Death Investigation: Systems and Procedures is the first book dedicated to the topic of death investigation from a legal standpoint as well as the administrative and operational procedures that pertain to the medical examiner and the coroner system in the United States. Unique in its perspective, this book is the only one not concerned with instructing... more...

  • Withholding and Withdrawing Life-prolonging Medical Treatmentby Veronica English

    Wiley 2008; US$ 51.95

    An authoritative book on one of the most fundamental and contentious issues for health care professionals Fully updated to include provisions of the Mental Capacity Act (April 2007); the latest policy on advance directives and the impact of the Human Rights Act on such decisions Provides guidance on the appointment of welfare attorneys to make health... more...

  • Euthanasiaby JENNIFER FECIO MCDOUGALL; Martha Gorman

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    Except for the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, there are no U.S. laws that allow physicians to assist patients in hastening death. Many who support physician-assisted suicide ask, “Why not?” After all, the Netherlands permits both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and polls suggest that many Americans want that choice available to them. ||Euthanasia:... more...