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Read and Download M. Pabst Battin book The Ethics of Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ethics of Suicide. This book was released on 2015 with total page 753 pages. Book excerpt: Is suicide wrong, profoundly morally wrong? Almost always wrong, but excusable in a few cases? Sometimes morally permissible? Imprudent, but not wrong? Is it sick, a matter of mental illness? Is it a private matter or a largely social one? Could it sometimes be right, or a "noble duty," or even a fundamental human right? Whether it is called "suicide" or not, what role may a person play in the end of his or her own life? This collection of primary sources--the principal texts of ethical interest from major writers in western and nonwestern cultures, from the principal religious traditions, and from oral cultures where observer reports of traditional practices are available, spanning Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, the Arctic, and North and South America--facilitates exploration of many controversial practical issues: physician-assisted suicide or aid-in-dying; suicide in social or political protest; self-sacrifice and martyrdom; suicides of honor or loyalty; religious and ritual practices that lead to death, including sati or widow-burning, hara-kiri, and sallekhana, or fasting unto death; and suicide bombings, kamikaze missions, jihad, and other tactical and military suicides. This collection has no interest in taking sides in controversies about the ethics of suicide; rather, rather, it serves to expand the character of these debates, by showing them to be multi-dimensional, a complex and vital part of human ethical thought.

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ISBN 13: 9780367462536
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Read and Download Victor Cosculluela book The Ethics of Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ethics of Suicide. This book was released on 2022-06 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1995, this volume addresses a topical subject: assisted suicide. The book discusses the issues surrounding the morality of suicide and in so doing clarifies the literature in applied ethics. It critiques the complex moral and religious arguments on the topic offered by philosophers and theologians. It establishes a middle position between those who hold that suicide is never morally permissible and those who claim it always is and it determines when second parties ought to aid and when they ought to prevent suicides.

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Read and Download Victor Cosculluela book The Ethics of Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ethics of Suicide. This book was released on 2020-07-21 with total page 178 pages. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1995, this volume addresses a topical subject: assisted suicide. The book discusses the issues surrounding the morality of suicide and in so doing clarifies the literature in applied ethics. It critiques the complex moral and religious arguments on the topic offered by philosophers and theologians. It establishes a middle position between those who hold that suicide is never morally permissible and those who claim it always is and it determines when second parties ought to aid and when they ought to prevent suicides.

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Read and Download Nigel Biggar book Aiming to Kill in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAiming to Kill. This book was released on 2004 with total page 220 pages. Book excerpt: 'Aiming to Kill' is a comprehensive exploration of the complex ethical issues surrounding euthanasia and suicide.

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ISBN 13: 9780815607557
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Read and Download Thomas Szasz book Fatal Freedom in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFatal Freedom. This book was released on 2002-08-01 with total page 204 pages. Book excerpt: Fatal Freedom is an eloquent defense of every individual’s right to choose F a voluntary death. By maintaining statutes that determine that voluntary death is not legal, Thomas Szasz believes that our society is forfeiting one of its basic freedoms and causing the psychiatric medical establishment to treat individuals in a manner that is disturbingly inhumane. Society’s penchant for defining behavior it terms objectionable as a dis­ease has created a psychiatric establishment that exerts far too much influ­ence over how and when we choose to die. In a compelling argument that clearly and intelligently addresses one of the most significant ethical issues of our time, Szasz compares suicide to other practices that historically began as sins, became crimes, and now arc seen as mental illnesses.

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ISBN 13: 1551119056
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Read and Download Michael Cholbi book Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSuicide. This book was released on 2011-08-26 with total page 193 pages. Book excerpt: Suicide was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2012! Suicide: The Philosophical Dimensions is a provocative and comprehensive investigation of the main philosophical issues surrounding suicide. Readers will encounter seminal arguments concerning the nature of suicide and its moral permissibility, the duty to die, the rationality of suicide, and the ethics of suicide intervention. Intended both for students and for seasoned scholars, this book sheds much-needed philosophical light on one of the most puzzling and enigmatic human behaviors.

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Read and Download Tom L. Beauchamp book Intending Death in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIntending Death. This book was released on 1996 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: At the cutting-edge of one of the most sensitive contemporary controversies, this anthology presents the most current thinking of experts in the field of the ethics of assisted suicide and euthanasia--exploring point blank issues that law and public policy have often skirted or wished away. Explores issues from three perspectives--philosophical, clinical and political, legal and economic.

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Read and Download M. Pabst Battin book Ethical Issues in Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEthical Issues in Suicide. This book was released on 1995 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides a broad, systematic, and comprehensive exploration of both historical and contemporary argumentation concerning suicide. It probes the underlying ethical, religious and philosophical issues about self-caused death, and shows how they are crucial in the current debate.

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ISBN 13: 1134845073
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Read and Download Gavin J Fairbairn book Contemplating Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContemplating Suicide. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Suicide is devastating. It is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. In Contemplating Suicide Gavin Fairbairn takes fresh look at suicidal self harm. His view is distinctive in not emphasising external facts: the presence or absence of a corpse, along with evidence that the person who has become a corpse, intended to do so. It emphasises the intentions that the person had in acting, rather than the consequences that follow from those actions. Much of the book is devoted to an attempt to construct a natural history of suicidal self harm and to examine some of the ethical issues that it raises. Fairbairn sets his philosophical reflections against a background of practical experience in the caring professions and uses a storytelling approach in offering a critique of the current language of self harm along with some new ways of thinking. Among other things he offers cogent reasons for abandoning the mindless use of terms such as attempted suicide and parasuicide , and introduces a number of new terms including cosmic roulette , which he uses to describe a family of human acts in which people gamble with their lives. By elaborating a richer model of suicidal self harm than most philosophers and most practitioners of caring professions currently inhabit, Fairbairn has contributed to the development of understanding in this area. Among other things a richer model and vocabulary may reduce the likelihood that those who come into contact with suicidal self harm, will believe that familiarity with the physical facts of the matter - the actions of the suicider and the presence or absence of a corpse - is always sufficient to justify a definite conclusion about the nature of the self harming act.

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ISBN 13: 9780826116994
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Dana Alonzo, Ph.D. book Suicide Assessment and Treatment in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSuicide Assessment and Treatment. This book was released on 2010-04-29 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Suicide is an event that cannot be ignored, minimized, or left untreated. However, all too often mental health professionals and health care practitioners are unprepared to treat suicidal clients. This text offers the latest guidance to frontline professionals who will likely encounter such clients throughout their careers, and to educators teaching future clinicians. The book discusses how to react when clients reveal suicidal thoughts; the components of comprehensive suicide assessments; evidence-based treatments such as crisis intervention, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more; and ethical and legal issues that may arise. Case studies, exercises, quizzes, and other features make this a must-have reference for graduate level courses. Key topics: Risk and identification of suicidal behaviors across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) The links between suicidality and mental illness (psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse) Suicide risk among special populations (military personnel, LGBTQ individuals, the homeless, and more) A model for crisis intervention with suicidal individuals

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ISBN 13: 1351575074
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Craig Paterson book Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAssisted Suicide and Euthanasia. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: As medical technology advances and severely injured or ill people can be kept alive and functioning long beyond what was previously medically possible, the debate surrounding the ethics of end-of-life care and quality-of-life issues has grown more urgent.In this lucid and vigorous new book, Craig Paterson discusses assisted suicide and euthanasia from a fully fledged but non-dogmatic secular natural law perspective. He rehabilitates and revitalises the natural law approach to moral reasoning by developing a pluralistic account of just why we are required by practical rationality to respect and not violate key demands generated by the primary goods of persons, especially human life.Important issues that shape the moral quality of an action are explained and analysed: intention/foresight; action/omission; action/consequences; killing/letting die; innocence/non-innocence; and, person/non-person. Paterson defends the central normative proposition that 'it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human person, whether self or another, notwithstanding any further appeal to consequences or motive'.

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ISBN 13: 3319220500
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Read and Download Michael Cholbi book New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. This book was released on 2015-08-20 with total page 252 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

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ISBN 13: 1402064969
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Read and Download Dieter Birnbacher book Giving Death a Helping Hand in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGiving Death a Helping Hand. This book was released on 2008-01-22 with total page 157 pages. Book excerpt: Public policy surrounding the hotly debated issue of physician-assisted suicide is examined in detail. You’ll find an analysis of the current legal standing and practice of physician-assisted suicide in several countries. Authors discuss the ethical principles underlying its legal and professional regulation. Personal narratives provide important first-hand accounts from professionals who have been involved in end-of-life issues for many years.

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ISBN 13: 9780802845948
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Read and Download Arthur J. Dyck book Life's Worth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLife's Worth. This book was released on 2002 with total page 124 pages. Book excerpt: Finally, Dyck shows that the moral structure undergirding our system of law is compatible with the views of Christianity, and he points to certain Christian beliefs that provide comfort and hope to those who are suffering, dying, or experiencing the death of loved ones."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN 13: 9781591471028
Total Pages : 201 pages
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Read and Download Barry Rosenfeld book Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAssisted Suicide and the Right to Die. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 201 pages. Book excerpt: In Assisted Suicide and the Right to Die: the Interface of Social Science, Public Policy, and Medical Ethics, Barry Rosenfeld examines how social science can inform policy and practice in the ongoing debates on end-of-life matters. While moral and ethical aspects of the controversy may not be the domain of science, many questions are amenable to scientific study, including the degree to which untreated pain or depression fuel requests for assisted suicide.

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Read and Download Michael Cholbi book New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. This book was released on 2016-10-22 with total page 252 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics.

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ISBN 13: 3668626340
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Read and Download Patrick Kimuyu book Ethics of Physician Assisted Suicide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEthics of Physician Assisted Suicide. This book was released on 2018-01-30 with total page 10 pages. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Medicine - Medical Frontiers and Special Areas, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Physician assisted suicide has become one of the most contentious ethical issues in the United States of America. The current debate over whether euthanasia (physician-assisted suicide) should be legalized or not has evoked unprecedented controversy in the society because in this practice seems to encompass some ethical problems. Interestingly, physician-assisted suicide seem to have been used as a useful medical approach over a long time, even before the emergence of the controversial debate that seems to be assuming divergent directions day-by-day. It is also amusing to learn that those who are involved in the physician-assisted debate are not the beneficiaries of the practice. Initially, the precepts of the physician-assisted suicide imply that a terminally ill individual can request for a painless termination of his or her life, solely out of the individual’s wishes. In addition, relatives to the ailing individual can request for the termination of the life of their loved one to avoid unnecessary agony and suffering. Moreover, the decision to terminate the life of a terminally ill individual can be made by the physicians depending with the severity of the disease condition. All these precepts agree with the terms of euthanasia, which defines it as “easy death” according to the Greeks who called it euthanatos. Physician-assisted suicide issue has turned out to be an ethical dilemma among the U.S population because; there is no universal explanation which is provided by the popularly known normative theories. These theories address the issue of physician-assisted suicide from diverse perspectives, leading to the observed ethical conflict. The other aspect of the physician-assisted suicide lies within the medical ethics. Physicians seem to be tied up by the medical ethics especially through the Hippocratic Oath, and yet they are ought to facilitate the practice. Therefore, this critical paper discusses euthanasia and its ethics.