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Author Lewy, Guenter, 1923-

Title Assisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessons / Guenter Lewy

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
 CCRI-Warwick  R726 .L49 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  R726 .L49 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  R726 .L49 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  R726 .L49 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 250 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[199]-242) and index
Contents 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
LC subject Assisted suicide -- Europe
Assisted suicide -- Oregon
Mesh Subject Suicide, Assisted -- Europe
Suicide, Assisted -- Oregon
ISBN 9780199746415 (alk. paper)
0199746419 (alk. paper)