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Author Corke, C. F.

Title Saving life... or Prolonging death : Finding the way in a world of medical technology / Dr. Charlie Corke
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Erudite Medical Books, 2010


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Description xi, 174 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents pt. 1. Euthanasia and the termination of life-prolonging treatment: In the matter of Karen Quinlan / Supreme Court of New Jersey -- Prolonging life: some legal considerations / George P. Fletcher -- An irrelevant consideration: killing versus letting die / Michael Tooley -- Active and passive euthanasia / James Rachels -- The intentional termination of life / Bonnie Steinbock -- pt. 2. Infantcide and the decision not to prolong life: Ethical issues in aiding the death of young children / H. Tristram Engelhardt -- On letting some babies die / David H. Smith -- pt. 3. Philosophical problems: Whatever the consequences / Jonathan Bennett -- On killing and letting die / Daniel Dinello -- Killing and letting die: a reply to Bennett / John Casey -- Is killing the innocent absolutely immoral? / Jeffrie G. Murphy -- The survival lottery / John Harris -- The problem of abortion and the doctrine of the double effect / Philippa Foot -- Saving life and taking life / Richard Trammell -- The priority of avoiding harm / Nancy Davis -- On the relative strictness of negative and positive duties / Bruce Russell
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-237)
Subject Death -- Psychological aspects.
Critical care medicine.
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Life and death, Power over -- Decision making.
Life and death, Power over.
Medical ethics.
Medical futility
Physician and patient.
Terminal care.
Advance Care Planning.
Critical Care -- ethics.
Intensive Care Units -- ethics.
Technology, Medical -- ethics
Terminal Care.
Ethics, Medical.
Euthanasia, Passive.
Genre/Form Essays.
Author Steinbock, Bonnie.
LC no. 79018900
ISBN 9780955908668 (paperback)