In the Arms of Others

In the Arms of Others

A Cultural History of the Right-to-die in America

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Details the history of the right-to-die movement in the United States, analyzing the attitudes towards assisted suicide and the growing interest in living wills

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When, if ever, is life no longer worth living? When, if ever, is it right to withdraw life-support or hasten death? And who should decide? These questions—that confront physicians, bioethicists, social workers, the children of aging parents, and sooner or later almost everyone—now receive increasingly urgent attention in American society. Peter Filene's In the Arms of Others is the first book to set this dilemma into broad historical and cultural context.

Book News
With the landmark 1976 "right to die" court case of comatose Karen Ann Quinlan at the heart of his analysis, Filene (history, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) illuminates the unique historical, cultural, and bioethical issues bedeviling treatment of the terminally ill and assisted suicide in this country. He considers the Dutch experience, the Hemlock Society, Dr. Kevorkian, and Oregon's 1994 "Death with Dignity" initiative. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Natl Book Network
When, if ever, is life no longer worth living? When, if ever, is it right to withdraw life-support or hasten death? And who should decide? These questions--that confront physicians, bioethicists, social workers, the children of aging parents, and sooner or later almost everyone--now receive increasingly urgent attention in American society. Peter Filene's In the Arms of Others is the first book to set this dilemma into broad historical and cultural context.

Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, c1998
ISBN: 9781566631884
1566631882
Branch Call Number: 174.24 FIL
Characteristics: xvii, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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