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The Resource Euthanasia and the ethics of a doctor's decisions : an argument against assisted dying, Ole Hartling ; translated by Tim Davies

Euthanasia and the ethics of a doctor's decisions : an argument against assisted dying, Ole Hartling ; translated by Tim Davies

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Euthanasia and the ethics of a doctor's decisions : an argument against assisted dying
Title
Euthanasia and the ethics of a doctor's decisions
Title remainder
an argument against assisted dying
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Ole Hartling ; translated by Tim Davies
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why do so many doctors have profound misgivings about the push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide? Ole Hartling uses his background as a physician, university professor and former president of the Danish Council of Ethics to introduce new elements into what can often be understood as an all too simple debate. Alive to the case that assisted dying can be driven by an unattainable yearning for control, Hartling concentrates on two fundamental questions: whether the answer to suffering is to remove the sufferer, and whether self-determination in dying and death is an illusion. He draws on his own experience as a medical doctor to personalize the ethical arguments, share patients' narratives and make references to medical literature. Here is a sceptical stance towards euthanasia, one that is respectful to those who hold different opinions and well-informed about the details and nuances of different euthanasia practices. Written from a Scandinavian perspective, where respect for autonomy and high quality palliative care go hand in hand, Hartling's is a nuanced, valuable contribution to the arguments that surround a question doctors have faced since the birth of medicine. He shows us how the intentions of doing something good can sometimes lead to even greater dilemmas, opening us up to those situations where an inclination to end suffering by ending life is deeply conflicting both for the clinician and for any fellow human being"--
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Hartling, Ole Johannes
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index present
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non fiction
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Euthanasia
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Euthanasia and the ethics of a doctor's decisions : an argument against assisted dying, Ole Hartling ; translated by Tim Davies
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1179288708
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781350186224
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1179288708
Label
Euthanasia and the ethics of a doctor's decisions : an argument against assisted dying, Ole Hartling ; translated by Tim Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1179288708
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781350186224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1179288708

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