Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Global Views on Choosing to End Life

by Michael J. Cholbi
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Publication Date: January 03, 2017

ISBN: 9781440836800

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States as well as in other countries and cultures.

• Addresses the extended history of debates regarding the ethical justifiability of assisted suicide and euthanasia

• Analyzes assisted suicide and euthanasia in many cultural, philosophical, and religious traditions

• Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject, including coverage of topics such as the depictions of assisted dying in popular culture, that enables a more complete understanding of the emotionally charged controversy surrounding this subject

• Spotlights the latest medical and scientific developments in euthanasia and examines the role of technology in the ethical debates on assisted dying