the euthanasia assisted suicide debate historical guides to controversial issues in america

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The Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Debate

Author : Demetra M. Pappas
ISBN : 9780313341885
Genre : Science
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This revealing volume explores recent historical perspectives on the modern euthanasia and assisted-suicide debate and the political arenas in which it has unfolded. • Case studies explain contemporary legal techniques in the handling of euthanasia and assisted-suicide prosecutions, including those involving doctors, nurses, and family members • A chronology shows political events and major cases of medical euthanasia and assisted suicide over the past 100 years • A glossary explains key terms, such as "causation," "intent," "palliative care," and "double effect" • An interdisciplinary bibliography cites significant materials from the fields of history, law, and sociology, as well as major medical journal articles

A Culture Of Engagement

Author : Cathleen Kaveny
ISBN : 9781626163027
Genre : Religion
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Religious traditions in the United States have been characterized by an ongoing tension between assimilation to the broader culture, typically reflected by mainline Protestant churches, and defiant rejection of cultural incursions, as witnessed by more sectarian movements such as Mormonism and Hassidism. But legal theorist and theologian Cathleen Kaveny contends that religious traditions do not need to swim in either the Current of Openness or the Current of Identity. There is a third possibility, which she calls the Current of Engagement, which accommodates and respects tradition but which recognizes the need to interact with culture to remain relevant and to offer a prophetic critique of social and political and legal and economic practice. In fifty-six brief articles Kaveny illustrates the implications of the Current of Engagement in American public life. The articles are organized into five chapters or sections: Law as Teacher; Religious Liberty and its Limits; Conversations about Culture; Conversations about Belief; and Cases and Controversies. Kaveny provides astonishing insights into a range of hot-button issues: abortion, assisted suicide, government-sponsored torture, contraception, the Ashley Treatment, capital punishment, and the role of religious faith in a pluralistic society.

In W Rde Sterben

Author : Derek Humphry
ISBN : 3551850011
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Issues For Debate In Social Policy

Author : CQ Researcher,
ISBN : 9781483365954
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of non-partisan reports focuses on 18 hot-button social policy issues written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists. As an annual that comes together just months before publication, the volume is as current as possible. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the social policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of an issue. Chapters follow a consistent organization, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, current context, and a look ahead, as well as featuring a pro/con debate box. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, photos, charts, and figures.

Encyclopedia Of Aging And Public Health

Author : Sana Loue
ISBN : 9780387337531
Genre : Medical
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Americans are living longer, and the elder population is growing larger. To meet the ongoing need for quality information on elder health, the Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health combines multiple perspectives to offer readers a more accurate and complete picture of the aging process. The book takes a biopsychosocial approach to the complexities of its subject. In-depth introductory chapters include coverage on a historical and demographic overview of aging in America, a guide to biological changes accompanying aging, an analysis of the diversity of the U.S. elder population, legal issues commonly affecting older adults, and the ethics of using cognitively impaired elders in research. From there, over 425 entries cover the gamut of topics, trends, diseases, and phenomena: -Specific populations, including ethnic minorities, custodial grandparents, and centenarians -Core medical conditions associated with aging, from cardiac and pulmonary diseases to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s -Mental and emotional disorders -Drugs/vitamins/alternative medicine -Disorders of the eyes, feet, and skin -Insomnia and sleep disorders; malnutrition and eating disorders -Sexual and gender-related concerns -And a broad array of social and political issues, including access to care, abuse/neglect, veterans’ affairs, and assisted suicide Entries on not-quite-elders’ concerns (e.g., midlife crisis, menopause) are featured as well. And all chapters and entries include references and resource lists. The Encyclopedia has been developed for maximum utility to clinicians, social workers, researchers, and public health professionals working with older adults. Its multidisciplinary coverage and scope of topics make this volume an invaluable reference for academic and public libraries.

Health Care Policy In An Age Of New Technologies

Author : Kant Patel
ISBN : 0765637790
Genre : Computers
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Revolutionary advances in biomedical research and information systems technology pose new and difficult issues for American health care policy, especially in the context of managed care. Health Care Policy in an Age of New Technologies takes on this challenging array of issues, where the dignity of individual life meets the imperatives of the national-level health care system: the right to die, rationing of care, organ transplants, experiments with human embryos, genetic research, confidentiality of medical records, and other ethical dilemmas. Chapters on a patients' bill of rights, and on medical education and physician training, link the book to policy issues of direct concern to the public and practitioners. Throughout the book, the authors place critical questions in their political, legal, social, economic, and ethical context. Each chapter ends with discussion points, and a multimedia bibliography directs readers to relevant films, documentaries, and case studies.

Magill S Legal Guide

Author : Frank Northen Magill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060215527
Genre : Law
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The Politician S Guide To Assisted Suicide Cloning And Other Current Controversies

Author : George J. Marlin
ISBN : PSU:000043153862
Genre : Law
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Author George Marlin argues that without respect for personhood, liberty will become license, and the responsibility to do what is right will degrade into the right to do what is irresponsible. (Aren't we already there?) This book provides intelligent politicians (and others) with philosophical and historical perspectives on some of the toughest issues we Americans face.


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ISBN : UCSC:32106017987782
Genre : Academic libraries
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20 Common Problems End Of Life Care

Author : Barry Kinzbrunner
ISBN : 0070348839
Genre : Medical
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This user-friendly guide offers you practical, direct answers for the difficult and little-taught questions that arise when providing care for the dying. Features: * Perspectives of patients, families, and other health care professionals, as well as physicians * Solution-oriented coverage on preparing patients, managing symptoms, and handling legal/ethical issues near the end of life * Guidance on timing: when is end-of-life care needed? * Breaking bad news: how to inform the patient * Useful, current, guidelines on the treatment of pain, dyspnea, skin and mucus membrane problems, gastrointestinal conditions, and other common symptoms near the end of life * In-depth discussion of end-of-life controversies, including advance directives and resuscitation, nutritional support and parenteral hydration, and physician-assisted suicide * How to assess quality of life near its end * Practical help with end-of-life care for special groups, such as HIV and pediatric patients * Guidance on bereavement, depression, and other psychosocial and spiritual issues at the end of life * Suggestions on benefiting from interdisciplinary teamwork * What every clinician needs to know about the last days of the actively dying

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