The Right to Die

The Right to Die

by Tamara Thompson


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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This title addresses the issue of the right to die. The ethics of physician-assisted suicide and the Death with Dignity movement are discussed, along with further implications of these issues, such as legal euthanasia and suicide assitance for healthy p; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737768510
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Series: At Issue Series: Civil Liberties
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 A History of the Right to Die: National Center for Life and Liberty 11

2 Terminally Ill People Should Have the Right to Die Scott Mendelson 24

3 Physician-Assisted Dying Is Ethical Marcia Angell 28

4 Physician-Assisted Dying Is Not Ethical Barbara A. Rockett 33

5 Patients Who Lack Hope Need Advocates, Not Suicide Help Rosemarie Jackowskt 37

6 Aid in Dying Is Different from Assisted Suicide Barbara Coombs Lee 41

7 The Death with Dignity Movement Is Gaining Acceptance Nationwide Susan Haigh 46

8 The Death with Dignity Movement Endangers People with Disabilities Diane Coleman 50

9 Choosing to Die Can Be a Rational Decision for the Elderly Julia Medew 59

10 Vulnerable People Can Be Coerced into Choosing Death Wesley Smith 63

11 Physician-Assisted Suicide Laws Are Actually Seldom Used Serena Gordon 67

12 The Right to Die Is Not a Civil Right Ira Byock 71

13 Right-to-Die Laws Could Extend to Healthy People Jacob M. Appel 76

14 Legal Euthanasia for Sick Babies Does Not Increase the Practice Jo Carlowe 81

Organizations to Contact 85

Bibliography 92

Index 99

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