Abating Treatment with Critically Ill Patients: Ethical and Legal Limits to the Medical Prolongation of Life

Oxford University Press (1989)
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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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Call number R726.W39 1989
ISBN(s) 0195045289
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