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Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Margaret Pabst Battin


This work is a sequel to the author's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death. The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands to the furor over proposed restrictions of scheduled drugs used for causing death, and the development of “NuTech” methods of assistance in dying. This new collection covers a remarkably wide range of end-of-life topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices that pose a risk of death, as well as genetic p ... More

Keywords: end-of-life issues, physician-assisted suicide, suicide, suicide prevention, euthanasia, death, NuTech, genetic prognostication, America, Netherlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195140279
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Pabst Battin, author
University of Utah
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