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The right to die debate : a documentary history /

edited by Marjorie B. Zucker.

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Names: Zucker, Marjorie B.
Published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues,
Topics: Right to die - Moral and ethical aspects - History. | Euthanasia - Moral and ethical aspects - History. | Death - Social aspects - History. | Terminal care - Moral and ethical aspects - History. | Right to Die - history. | Ethics, Medical - history. | Euthanasia - history. | Terminal Care - history. | Death - Social aspects - History. | Euthanasia - Moral and ethical aspects - History. | Right to die - Moral and ethical aspects - History. | Terminal care - Moral and ethical aspects - History.
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Death and how we face it -- Some literature about death -- Definitions of death -- Responses to the reality of death -- Medical advances, care of the dying, and the euthanasia movement before 1952 -- Death in the nineteenth century -- Mortality, 1900-1950 -- The early euthanasia movement -- The euthanasia movement in Great Britain and the United States -- Attempts to legalize euthanasia in the United States -- Opposition to the euthanasia movement -- Mercy killings -- Changes in medical care and the way we die: the euthanasia movement, 1953-1965 -- Advance directives: their legalization and implementation -- The original living will -- Medical power of attorney: health care agent appointed by the patient -- Federal law relating to advance directives -- The role of the courts in end-of-life decision making -- Suicide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia -- Attempts to legalize physician-assisted suicide -- Palliative care.
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Table of Contents for: The right to die debate : a documentary