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Aging : Aging: Decisions at the End of Life Decisions at the End of Life v. 3 - David N. Weisstub

Aging

Aging: Decisions at the End of Life Decisions at the End of Life v. 3

By: David N. Weisstub (Editor), David C. Thomasma (Editor), Serge Gauthier (Editor), George F. Tomossy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2001
ISBN: 9781402001826
Number Of Pages: 264

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Some of the most poignant issues in human relations arise from decisions that are taken at the end of life. At these moments, decision-makers are faced with questions that test the limits of social and familial obligation. Responding to these issues challenges not only the moral integrity of individual and public value systems, but also the legitimacy of legal structures and underlying institutional supports. "Decisions at the End of Life" is the last volume in a trilogy on aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines examine some of the most emotive topics in the study of aging: assessing quality of life, improving end-of-life care, palliative care, euthanasia, and consent to research.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Quality of Life
How we think (deeply but with limits) about quality of life: The necessity of wisdom for agingp. 1
Ethics and quality of life in the elderlyp. 21
Palliative Care
Palliative care: A weak link in the chain of civilized lifep. 31
Assisted Death
Assisted death in the Netherlands and its relationship with agep. 49
Why euthanasia should not be legalized: A reflection on the Dutch experimentp. 67
Managing death: End-of-life charades and decisionsp. 91
Challenges and dilemmas in the "aging and euthanasia" policy cocktailp. 107
Suicide
End-of-life decisions in terminal illness: A psychiatric perspectivep. 139
Suicide: Implications for an aging societyp. 155
Research Ethics
Research on elderly subjects: Striking the right balancep. 171
Community consent for research on the impaired elderlyp. 207
Regulating ethical research involving cognitively impaired elderly subjects: Canada as a case studyp. 227
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9781402001826
ISBN-10: 1402001827
Series: International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th November 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.74 x 16.56  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.57