Assisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessons / Guenter Lewy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
xii, 250 pages ; 22 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Why assisted death has become an important public policy issue The euthanasia and assisted suicide underground The aims of this study Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands The path to legalization The law of 2002 decriminalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide Empirical data on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide : who, when, why, where, and how? Problems in the practice of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide : failure to report cases of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide Ending life without explicit request of the patient Termination of life in pediatric cases Assisted death for patients with mental suffering Can palliative care eliminate the need for assisted death? The Dutch regime of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide assessed Voluntary euthanasia in Belgium How Belgium legalized euthanasia The law on euthanasia of May 28, 2002 The practice of euthanasia since 2002 Assisted suicide in Switzerland Exit - German Switzerland Association : for a humane death Exit - Association pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité/Suisse Romande Dignitas Other right-to-die organizations The public debate on assisted suicide Physician-assisted suicide in Oregon A legal obstacle course The Death With Dignity Act (DWDA) Years of physician-assisted death Criticism and problem areas Assisted death as a last resort Lessons from four regimes of assisted death A model statute for physician-assisted suicide Dilemmas and promise of legalized assisted death.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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