A Good Death?: Law and Ethics in Practice

1st Edition

Simon Woods, Lynn Hagger

Routledge
Published January 9, 2013
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781409420897 - CAT# Y239692

USD$160.00

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Summary

This interdisciplinary collection presents valuable discourse and reflection on the nature of a good death. Bringing together a leading judge and other legal scholars, philosophers, social scientists, practitioners and parents who present varying accounts of a good death, the chapters draw from personal experience as well as policy, practice and academic analysis. Covering themes such as patients’ rights to determine their own good death, considering their best interests when communication becomes difficult and the role and responsibilities of health professionals, the book outlines how ethical healthcare might be achieved when dealing with assisted suicide by organizations and how end of life services in general might be improved. It will be of interest to students and academics working the area of medical law and ethics as well as health professionals and policy-makers.

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