Abating Treatment with Critically Ill Patients: Ethical and Legal Limits to the Medical Prolongation of Life
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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This book offers an in-depth analysis of the wide range of issues surrounding "passive euthanasia" and "allow-to-die" decisions. The author develops a comprehensive conceptual model that is highly useful for assessing and dealing with real-life situations. He presents an informative historical overview, an evaluation of the clinical settings in which treatment abatement takes place, and an insightful discussion of relevant legal aspects. The result is a clearly articulated ethical analysis that is medically realistic, philosophically sound, and legally viable.
|Keywords||Euthanasia Moral and ethical aspects Terminal care Moral and ethical aspects Life support systems (Critical care Moral and ethical aspects Critical care medicine Moral and ethical aspects Critical Care Ethics, Medical Life Support Care legislation Right to Die legislation|
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