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Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law free pdf Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law argues that the law governing the ending of life in England and Wales is unclear, confused and often contradictory. The book shows that the rules are in competition because the ethical principles underlying the rules are also diverse and conflicting. In mounting his case Richard Huxtable considers some familiar and topical debates, including assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia, examining such situations as the Dianne Pretty litigation and Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill. The book also enters some important, but less well-charted areas, looking at the advent of 'death tourism' and the real status of involuntary and passive euthanasia in English law, in addition to clarifying the confusion that surrounds the use of powerful painkillers like morphine. Dealing with both legal and ethical issues, the text concludes that the time has come to more openly adopt a compromise position - one that more honestly recognises and accommodates the competing values, whilst also restoring a measure of coherence to the law.

About Richard Huxtable

Dr Richard Huxtable is a Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics at the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol and is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles on end of life law and ethics.

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Author : Richard Huxtable
Publisher : Routledge Cavendish
Data Published : 29 November 2007
ISBN : 184472106X
EAN : 9781844721061
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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