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Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?
By Lesley Close (editor), Pratchett (foreword by) and Jo Cartwright (editor)
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Publisher Peter Owen Ltd
Publication date July 1, 2014
Pages 239
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780720610147
ISBN-10 0720610141
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
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Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.95
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The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry Pratchett

Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines and moral debates. Published in conjunction with the organization Dignity in Dying, this important book provides a forum for expert commentators in a variety of fields, including religion and medicine, to explore whether the most humane response to the torment and helplessness of certain severely incapacitated individuals is to assist them in their wish to die. This collection is edited by two proponents of greater choice at the end of life, and all the contributors support the need to change the law. Starting from a position that the current legal situation is untenable, detailed case studies shed light on the negative consequences of the current state of the law which forbids assisted dying, and the lack of choices offered to dying people who are suffering intolerably at the moment. The book's case studies punctuate chapters, written by a variety of authors, about different aspects of the subject: these chapters attempt to address the concerns raised by the case studies.

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9780720610147 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry PratchettAssisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines and moral debates.

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