Euthanasia, morality and the law

Amarasekara, Kumar and Bagaric, Mirko 2002, Euthanasia, morality and the law P. Lang, New York, N.Y..


Title Euthanasia, morality and the law
Author(s) Amarasekara, Kumar
Bagaric, Mirko
Publication date 2002
Total pages 161 p.
Publisher P. Lang
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) Euthanasia -- Law and legislation
Summary "This book assesses the desirability of legalising euthanasia. From the ethical perspective, euthanasia raises many important issues including the right to life, the right to liberty, the avoidance of unnecessary pain, the appropriate allocation of medical resources, and the rights and duties of doctors. Other relevant considerations include the improving standard of palliative care and the "slippery slope" argument. The central arguments for and against euthanasia are evaluated against the background of the leading contemporary moral theories. The book seeks to cut through the rhetoric that has become a feature of the debate and asks whether there is a sound reason for denying the wishes of individuals who express their wish to die."
Notes Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Terminology and the Current Legal Position -- Ch. 3. Arguments in Favour of Euthanasia -- Ch. 4. The Arguments Against Euthanasia -- Ch. 5. The Moral Status of Euthanasia from the Perspective of Rights-Based and Consequentialist Theories -- Ch. 6. Passive Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -- Ch. 7. Should Euthanasia be a Separate Offence? -- Ch. 8. Christian Opposition to Euthanasia -- Ch. 9. Conclusion.
ISBN 0820456675
9780820456676
Language eng
Field of Research 180106 Comparative Law
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2002, P. Lang
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008240

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Law
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