Table of contents for Ending life : ethics and the way we die / Margaret Pabst Battin.


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Introduction: Ending Life: The Way We Do It, The Way We Could Do It


PART I: Dilemmas about Dying


1. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide


2. Euthanasia: The Way We Do It, the Way They Do It


3. Going Early, Going Late: The Rationality of Decisions about Physician-Assisted Suicide in AIDS


4. Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?


5. Case Consultation: Scott Ames, A Man Giving Up on Himself


6. Robeck


PART II: Historical, Religious, and Cultural Concerns


7. Collecting the Primary Texts: Sources on the Ethics of Suicide


8. July 4, 1826: Explaining the Same-Day Deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (And What Could This Mean for Bioethics?)


9. High Risk Religion: Informed Consent in Faith Healing, Serpent Handling, and Refusing Medical Treatment


10. Terminal Procedure


11. The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: What's Wrong with Suicide Bombing?


PART III: Dilemmas about Dying in a Global Future


12. Genetic Information and Knowing When You Will Die


13. Extra Long Life: Ethical Aspects of Increased Life Span


14. Global Life Expectancies and International Justice: A Reemergence of the Duty to Die?


15. New Life in the Assisted-Death Debate: Scheduled Drugs versus NuTech


16. Empirical Research in Bioethics: The Method of "Oppositional Collaboration"


17. Safe, Legal, Rare? Physician-Assisted Suicide and Cultural Change in the Future





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Assisted suicide -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Death -- Moral and ethical aspects.