|aThe price of compassion :|bassisted suicide and euthanasia /|cedited by Michael Stingl.
|aPeterborough, Ont. ;|aBuffalo, NY :|bBroadview Press,|cc2010.
|avi, 321 p. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references.
|a1. Washington Et Al. V. Glucksberg Et Al. -- 2. Vacco, Attorney General Of New York, Et Al. V. Quill Et Al. -- 3. Sue Rodriguez V. British Columbia -- 4. Judge Noble's Ruling -- 5. Excerpts From The Nuffield Council On Bioethics Report: Critical Care Decisions In Fetal And Neonatal Medicine: Ethical Issues -- 6. The Groningen Protocol: Euthanasia In Severely Ill Newborns -- Eduard Verhagen and Pieter J.J. Sauer -- 7. Life, Death, And Slippery Slopes -- John Woods -- 8. Voluntary And Nonvoluntary Euthanasia: Is There Really A Slippery Slope? -- Michael Stingl -- 9. Robert Latimer's Choice -- Bryson Brown -- 10. Hard End-Of-Life Decisions For Physicians And Family Members -- John A. Baker -- 11. Feminist Reflections On Tracy Latimer And Sue Rodriguez -- Kira Tomsons and Susan Sherwin -- 12. Attitudes Of People With Disabilities Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation: Broadening The Dialogue -- Pamela Fadem, Meredith Minkler, Martha Perry, Klaus Blum, Leroy F. Moore, Jr., Judi Rogers and Lee Williams -- 13. Oregon's Experience: Evaluating The Record -- Ronald A. Lindsay -- 14. Palliative Sedation: An Essential Place For Clinical Excellence -- Philip C. Higgins and Terry Altilio.
|a""Not everything has been said about euthanasia and the demands of compassion. This timely collection by Michael Stingl adds a new and much-needed dimension to the debate. It explores similarities and differences between voluntary and nonvoluntary euthanasia and tackles the thorny issue of the so-called slippery slope. Stingl and his well-chosen contributors dismantle philosophical, legal, and social myths and expose important logical weaknesses in earlier debates. While the focus is largely on euthanasia and associated legislative and health-care issues in Canada and the United States, the question of what we owe the hopelessly ill and suffering is universal."Helga Kuhse, Monash University" ""Assisted death is both an increasingly pressing public issue and a highly teachable topic in the philosophy classroom. This volume is a first-rate contribution for both audiences. It is particularly valuable for focusing on key aspects of the issue that often do not get the attention they merit: the justifiability of nonvoluntary euthanasia, the nature and prospects of slippery-slope arguments, the relationship between assisted death and palliative care, the attitudes of persons with disabilities, and the place of assisted death in different health-care systems. The editor is to be commended for assembling such a timely and important collection."Wayne Sumner, University of Toronto" ""Many critics of voluntary medically assisted dying claim that were it to be endorsed, society would be propelled down a slippery slope culminating in approval of nonvoluntary euthanasia. But they rarely even credit the possibility that cogent arguments might he advanced for the moral justifiability of selected instances of nonvoluntary euthanasia. In contrast, the core essays in The Price of Compassion take this possibility seriously by offering careful assessments of a variety of arguments inspired by the famous Canadian case of R v. Latimer. They make the collection not only distinctive
|abut also a significant addition to the growing number of works on medically assisted dying."-Robert Young, La Trobe University" "This important book includes a compelling selection of original essays on euthanasia and associated legislative and health-care issues, together with important background material for understanding and assessing the arguments of these essays. The book explores a central strand in the debate over medically assisted death, the so-called "slippery slope" argument. The focus of the book is on one particularly important aspect of the downward slope of thk argument: hastening the death of those individuals who appear to be suffering greatly from their medical condition but are unable to request that we do anything about that suffering because of their diminished mental capacities. Slippery-slope concerns have been raised in many countries, including Britain, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States. This book concentrates most of its attention on the latter two countries."--BOOK JACKET.