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  1. Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation.John Keown - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    Whether the law should permit voluntary euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide is one of the most vital questions facing all modern societies. Internationally, the main obstacle to legalisation has proved to be the objection that, even if they were morally acceptable in certain 'hard cases', voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide could not be effectively controlled; society would slide down a 'slippery slope' to the killing of patients who did not make a free and informed request, or for whom palliative care would (...)
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  2. Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Suicide and Euthanasia.Nigel Biggar, Arthur Dyck, Neil M. Gorsuch & John Keown - 2007 - Journal of Religious Ethics 35 (3):527-555.
    During the past four decades, the Netherlands played a leading role in the debate about euthanasia and assisted suicide. Despite the claim that other countries would soon follow the Dutch legalization of euthanasia, only Belgium and the American state of Oregon did. In many countries, intense discussions took place. This article discusses some major contributions to the discussion about euthanasia and assisted suicide as written by Nigel Biggar, Arthur J. Dyck, Neil M. Gorsuch, and John Keown. They share a concern (...)
     
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    Expressivism at the Beginning and End of Life.John Keown - 2020 - Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (8):545-546.
    Philip Reed’s interesting and welcome comparison of the expressivist case against, on the one hand, prenatal testing and abortion and, on the other, physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia, indicates the relevance of the expressivist case against the latter and its resilience to criticisms of the expressivist case against the former. Advocates of PAS/VAE commonly argue that they should be lawful out of respect for autonomy: everyone has the right to choose a physician-hastened death if they meet specified conditions such (...)
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    The Gift of Blood in Europe: An Ethical Defence of EC Directive 89/381.J. Keown - 1997 - Journal of Medical Ethics 23 (2):96-100.
    Article 3.4 of EC directive 89/381 requires member states to take "all necessary measures to promote Community self-sufficiency in human blood or human plasma" and, for this purpose, to "encourage the voluntary unpaid donation of blood and plasma". This paper presents an ethical case in support of the policy of voluntary, unpaid donation.
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    Voluntary Euthanasia Under Control? Further Empirical Evidence From The Netherlands.H. Jochemsen & J. Keown - 1999 - Journal of Medical Ethics 25 (1):16-21.
    Nineteen ninety-six saw the publication of a major Dutch survey into euthanasia in the Netherlands. This paper outlines the main statistical findings of this survey and considers whether it shows that voluntary euthanasia is under effective control in the Netherlands. The paper concludes that although there has been some improvement in compliance with procedural requirements, the practice of voluntary euthanasia remains beyond effective control.
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  6. Euthanasia Examined: Ethical, Legal and Clinical Perspectives.John Keown - 1997 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 40 (2):303.
  7. Killing, Karma and Caring: Euthanasia in Buddhism and Christianity.D. Keown & J. Keown - 1995 - Journal of Medical Ethics 21 (5):265-269.
    In 1993 The Parliament of the World's Religions produced a declaration known as A Global Ethic which set out fundamental points of agreement on moral tissues between the religions of the world. However, the declaration did not deal explicitly with medical ethics. This article examines Buddhist and Christian perspectives on euthanasia and finds that in spite of their cultural and theological differences both oppose it for broadly similar reasons. Both traditions reject consequentialist patterns of justification and espouse a 'sanctity of (...)
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    A New Father for the Law and Ethics of Medicine.John Keown - 2013 - In John Keown & Robert P. George (eds.), Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis. Oxford University Press. pp. 290.
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    The Case of Ms B: Suicide's Slippery Slope?J. Keown - 2002 - Journal of Medical Ethics 28 (4):238-239.
    In the case of Ms B, the High Court ruled that as Ms B was a competent adult patient, her doctors acted unlawfully in overriding her refusal of life-preserving ventilation. This commentary considers whether this case supports the proposition that in English law the right to refuse treatment extends even to refusals which are clearly suicidal.
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    A Reply to McLachlan.J. Keown - 1998 - Journal of Medical Ethics 24 (4):255-256.
    In an earlier article in this journal, I advanced five ethical arguments in favour of a voluntary, unpaid system of blood donation. In his reply to my article, Hugh McLachlan criticised one of those arguments, namely, the argument that an unpaid system promotes altruism and social solidarity. In this reply to Dr. McLachlan, I maintain that his criticism is misguided, and that he appears unclear not only about my own argument, but also about his own.
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    Voluntary Euthanasia in The Netherlands.J. Keown & H. Jochemsen - 1999 - Journal of Medical Ethics 25 (4):351-352.
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    Physician-Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate: Edited by Margaret P Battin, Rosamund Rhodes and Anita Silvers, New York and London, Routledge, 1998, 463 Pages, Pound45.John Keown - 2000 - Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (4):291.
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    Courting Euthanasia?: Tony Bland and the Law Lords.John Keown - 1992 - Ethics and Medicine: A Christian Perspective on Issues in Bioethics 9 (3):34-37.
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    Mr Marty's Muddle: A Superficial and Selective Case for Euthanasia in Europe.J. Keown - 2006 - Journal of Medical Ethics 32 (1):29-33.
    In April 2004 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe debated a report from its Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee , which questioned the Council of Europe’s opposition to legalising euthanasia. This article exposes the Report’s flaws, not least its superficiality and selectivity.
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    Physician-Assisted Suicide: Expanding the Debate: Edited by Margaret P Battin, Rosamund Rhodes and Anita Silvers, New York and London, Routledge, 1998, 463 Pages, Pound45. [REVIEW]J. Keown - 2000 - Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (4):291-291.
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    Reviews in Medical Ethics.John Keown - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (2):325-328.
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    The Polkinghorne Report on Fetal Research: Nice Recommendations, Shame About the Reasoning.J. Keown - 1993 - Journal of Medical Ethics 19 (2):114-120.
    In 1989, in the wake of the first operations to transplant fetal tissue into the brains of sufferers from Parkinson's Disease, the UK Code of Practice governing the use of the fetus for research was overhauled by an eminent committee under the chairmanship of the Reverend Dr John Polkinghorne. The Polkinghorne Report has, however, attracted remarkably little comment or analysis. This paper is believed to be the first to subject it to sustained ethical and legal scrutiny. The author concludes that, (...)
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    On Regulating Death.John Keown - 1992 - Hastings Center Report 22 (2):39-43.
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    Review of Robert Young, Medically Assisted Death[REVIEW]John Keown - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (6).
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  20. Dances with Data': A Riposte.John Keown - 1994 - Bioethics Research Notes 6 (1):1.
     
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  21. Reviews in Medical Ethics.John Keown - 2007 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (2):325-328.
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  22. Rationing, Justice, and Ageism.John Keown - 2002 - In K. W. M. Fulford, Donna Dickenson & Thomas H. Murray (eds.), Healthcare Ethics and Human Values: An Introductory Text with Readings and Case Studies. Blackwell. pp. 292.
     
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    Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis.John Keown & Robert P. George (eds.) - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    John Finnis is a pre-eminent legal, moral and political philosopher. This volume contains over 25 essays by leading international scholars of philosophy and law who critically engage with issues at the heart of Finnis's work.
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