Euthanasia and the Ethics of a Doctor s Decisions

Here is a sceptical stance towards euthanasia, one that is respectful to those who hold different opinions and well-informed about the details and nuances of different euthanasia practices.

Author: Ole Hartling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350186231

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Why do so many doctors have profound misgivings about the push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide? Ole Hartling uses his background as a physician, university professor and former chairman of the Danish Council of Ethics to introduce new elements into what can often be understood as an all too simple debate. Alive to the case that assisted dying can be driven by an unattainable yearning for control, Hartling concentrates on two fundamental questions: whether the answer to suffering is to remove the sufferer, and whether self-determination in dying and death is an illusion. He draws on his own experience as a medical doctor to personalize the ethical arguments, share patients' narratives and make references to medical literature. Here is a sceptical stance towards euthanasia, one that is respectful to those who hold different opinions and well-informed about the details and nuances of different euthanasia practices. Written from a Scandinavian perspective, where respect for autonomy and high quality palliative care go hand in hand, Hartling's is a nuanced, valuable contribution to the arguments that surround a question doctors have faced since the birth of medicine. He shows us how the intentions of doing something good can sometimes lead to even greater dilemmas, opening us up to those situations where an inclination to end suffering by ending life is deeply conflicting both for the clinician and for any fellow human being.

Euthanasia and the Ethics of a Doctor s Decisions

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Author: Ole Johannes Hartling

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ISBN: 1350186252

Category: Electronic books

Page: 224

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"Why do so many doctors have profound misgivings about the push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide? Ole Hartling uses his background as a physician, university professor and former president of the Danish Council of Ethics to introduce new elements into what can often be understood as an all too simple debate. Alive to the case that assisted dying can be driven by an unattainable yearning for control, Hartling concentrates on two fundamental questions: whether the answer to suffering is to remove the sufferer, and whether self-determination in dying and death is an illusion. He draws on his own experience as a medical doctor to personalize the ethical arguments, share patients' narratives and make references to medical literature. Here is a sceptical stance towards euthanasia, one that is respectful to those who hold different opinions and well-informed about the details and nuances of different euthanasia practices. Written from a Scandinavian perspective, where respect for autonomy and high quality palliative care go hand in hand, Hartling's is a nuanced, valuable contribution to the arguments that surround a question doctors have faced since the birth of medicine. He shows us how the intentions of doing something good can sometimes lead to even greater dilemmas, opening us up to those situations where an inclination to end suffering by ending life is deeply conflicting both for the clinician and for any fellow human being"--

Death by Decision

Surveys the attitudes toward and arguments for and against euthanasia and examines the key medical, legal, and moral issues involved, offering a guideline for medical and legal actions in cases involving hopeless suffering.

Author: Jerry B. Wilson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: UOM:39015003211508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Surveys the attitudes toward and arguments for and against euthanasia and examines the key medical, legal, and moral issues involved, offering a guideline for medical and legal actions in cases involving hopeless suffering.

New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics. This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying.

Author: Michael Cholbi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319220505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

Euthanasia Ethical and human aspects

Does euthanasia violate the European Convention on Human Rights? This publication contains 13 essays by various authors, looking at euthanasia from the point of view of ethics, and of religion (Buddhism, Catholicism, etc.).

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287150707

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Euthanasia is highly controversial. Is it a crime or an ultimate form of care? Can one person help another to die? And what about palliative care? What criteria should govern decisions to terminate or prolong life? Does euthanasia violate the European Convention on Human Rights? This publication contains 13 essays by various authors, looking at euthanasia from the point of view of ethics, and of religion (Buddhism, Catholicism, etc.).

Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics

Cases and Concepts, Third Edition Raymond J. Devettere. • The physician must consult at least one colleague with experience in euthanasia and, after the killing, provide a written report to the coroner explaining the disease and how the ...

Author: Raymond J. Devettere

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589017627

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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For nearly fifteen years Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics has offered scholars and students a highly accessible and teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field. Devettere’s approach is not based on an ethics of abstract obligations and duties, but, following Aristotle, on how to live a fulfilled and happy life—in short, an ethics of personal well-being grounded in prudence, the virtue of ethical decision making. This third edition is revised and updated and includes discussions of several landmark cases, including the tragic stories of Terri Schiavo and Jesse Gelsinger (the first death caused by genetic research). Devettere addresses new topics such as partial-birth abortion law, embryonic stem cell research, infant euthanasia in The Netherlands, recent Vatican statements on feeding tubes, organ donation after cardiac death, new developments in artificial hearts, clinical trials developed by pharmaceutical companies to market new drugs, ghostwritten scientific articles published in major medical journals, and controversial HIV/AIDS research in Africa. This edition also includes a new chapter on the latest social and political issues in American health care. Devettere’s engaging text relies on commonsense moral concepts and avoids academic jargon. It includes a glossary of legal, medical, and ethical terms; an index of cases; and thoroughly updated bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter that offer resources for further reading. It is a true classic, brilliantly conceived and executed, and is now even more valuable to undergraduates and graduate students, medical students, health care professionals, hospital ethics committees and institutional review boards, and general readers interested in philosophy, medicine, and the rapidly changing field of health care ethics.

Euthanasia

This book provides the reader with insight and enlightenment on the medical, philosophical, social, cultural and existential aspects of "good death" amid our digitized, individualized and ageing society, hampered by rising health care costs ...

Author: Josef Kuře

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789533072609

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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No one really wants to die, or do they? From classical times to our post-modern era of medical high tech, societies have struggled with the thorny issue of euthanasia, and what it entails. Who shall be entitled to a "good death" and in what form shall it arrive? This book provides the reader with insight and enlightenment on the medical, philosophical, social, cultural and existential aspects of "good death" amid our digitized, individualized and ageing society, hampered by rising health care costs but unchained from one standardized level of care.

Ethics and Medical Decision Making

In such cases, and there will surely be many of them, it could not be for his own sake that we kill him or allow him to die, and therefore euthanasia as defined in this paper would not be in question. But this is not to deny that there ...

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351807425

Category: Law

Page: 608

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This title was first published in 2001: Ethical thinking about medical decision-making has roots deep in history. This collection of contemporary essays by leading international scholars traces the development of modern bioethics and explores the theory and current issues surrounding this widely contested field.

End of Life Decisions in Medical Care

Stephen W. Smith explores the legal and ethical issues involved in end-of-life decision making.

Author: Stephen W. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107005389

Category: Law

Page: 350

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Stephen W. Smith explores the legal and ethical issues involved in end-of-life decision making.

Tough Decisions

Tough Decisions places readers in realistic composites of cases the authors have actually seen or managed where they must make tough medical decisions.

Author: John M. Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019509042X

Category: Medical

Page: 246

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Tough Decisions places readers in realistic composites of cases the authors have actually seen or managed where they must make tough medical decisions. What happens in them often depends on the reader's decisions and thus gives a sense of pressures that bear on clinical-decision making.