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How might legalization be achieved?

How might legalization be achieved?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0010
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What kind of legal regime should advocates aim for? The main business of this book is done. We have explored the nature, history, and ethics of physician-assisted death and the ... More
How should we think about death and dying?

How should we think about death and dying?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0001
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How do we tell when death has occurred? The answer to this question might seem straightforward: you are dead when you have stopped breathing and your heart has stopped beating. ... More
What are the options for a legal regime?

What are the options for a legal regime?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0006
Format: 
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Must the illness be terminal? The historical sketch in the previous chapter should make it clear that policies of legal physician-assisted death can come in various shapes and ... More
What is end-of-life care?

What is end-of-life care?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0002
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What is the end of life? The short answer to this question is pretty obvious: death. But we can be a little more relaxed about it. Patients who die of chronic diseases such as ... More
What is the case against?

What is the case against?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0008
Format: 
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What is the slippery slope argument? As the arguments in the previous chapter show, a strong case can be made for legalizing physician-assisted death. However, this is far from the ... More
What is the case in favor of legalization?

What is the case in favor of legalization?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0007
Format: 
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What is the relationship between ethics and law? Earlier we discussed the ethical status of physician-assisted death, surveying (in Chapters 3 and 4) arguments for and against its ... More
What is the ethical case against?

What is the ethical case against?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0004
Format: 
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What is the right to life? Making the case in favor of physician-assisted death was a relatively straightforward exercise. Whether it took a consequentialist or a deontological ... More
What is the ethical case in favor of physician-assisted death?

What is the ethical case in favor of physician-assisted death?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0003
Format: 
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What is the argument from well-being? We now begin our inquiry into the ethical status of physician-assisted death, stating the case in favor in this chapter and the case against ... More
What is the history of legal physician-assisted death?

What is the history of legal physician-assisted death?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0005
Format: 
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Is it legal for patients to refuse life-sustaining treatment? Earlier (Chapter 2) we encountered the doctrine of informed consent as a cornerstone of biomedical ethics and noted ... More
What might lie further down the road?

What might lie further down the road?  

L. W. Sumner

in Physician-Assisted Death: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 September 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190490188.003.0009
Format: 
chapter
What is nonvoluntary physician-assisted death? We have now surveyed all of the ethical and legal issues concerning physician-assisted death, with one major exception. Thus far we ... More

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