Table of contents for The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life / Margaret Pabst Battin.


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Introduction. The Politics of Dying: Current Ferment and Background Philosophical Issues
I. Withdrawing and Withholding Care
1. The Least Worst Death
2. The Eclipse of Altruism: The Moral Price of Deciding for Others
3. Is There a Duty to Die?: Age-Rationing and the Just Distribution of Health Care
4. Dying in 559 Beds: Efficiency, "Best Buys," and the Ethics of Standardization in National Health Care
II. Euthanasia
5. Euthansia: The Fundamental Issues
6. A Dozen Caveats Concerning the Discussion of Euthanasia in the Netherlands
7. Fiction as Forecast: Euthanasia in Alzheimer's Disease?
8. Voluntary Euthanasia and the Risk of Abuse
III. Suicide
9. Suicide: The Basic Issues
10. Manipulated Suicide
11. Prohibition and Invitation: The Paradox of Religious Views about Suicide
12. Assisted Suicide: Can We Learn from Germany
13. Suicide: A Fundamental Human Right?



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Terminal care -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Right to die.
Assisted suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects.