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Author Have, Henk A.M.J.Ten
Title Death and Medical Power : An Ethical Analysis of Dutch Euthanasia Practice
Imprint Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education, 2005
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Note Front Cover -- Half title -- Series Editor -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Series editor's preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Euthanasia and medical power -- The Postma case -- The Dutch euthanasia debate -- Beginnings of the euthanasia movement -- The verdict -- Expansion of the debate -- The lack of a theoretical foundation for euthanasia -- Dutch euthanasia as a contradiction of respect for patient autonomy -- Euthanasia as hindrance to a good death -- A framework of queries -- Chapter 2 The growth of medical power -- Victims of medical power -- Medical-ethical uncertainty -- Normative stability -- The postwar period -- The changing medical scene -- Secularization -- The power of medicine -- A new focus on death and dying -- Development of the practice of euthanasia -- The issue of public control -- Public debate and the politics of compromise -- Chapter 3 The medical practice of euthanasia -- Introduction -- General description of Dutch euthanasia cases -- Incidence of medically procured death (MPD) -- Who practises euthanasia? -- The doctor-patient relationship -- The physician's role in the decision-making process -- Evaluation of the practice of euthanasia -- Why physicians? -- Chapter 4 The response of the law -- Introduction -- The relevance of the Dutch legal developments for other countries -- The law of 1886 -- Force majeure -- Jurisprudential developments -- Why physicians? -- Who can speak on behalf of the medical profession? -- Requirements of due care -- Guilty but no punishment -- The role of the prosecutor -- Legalization of euthanasia -- Why a new law? -- Chapter 5 Justifying the practice of euthanasia -- Introduction -- The importance of distinctions -- Euthanasia versus letting go -- Euthanasia versus palliative treatment -- Euthanasia versus PAS -- Voluntary versus nonvoluntary MPD
Different methods of ethical reasoning -- The Model of Double Effect -- Patient autonomy -- Unbearable suffering and the patient's quality of life -- Shifts in argumentation -- Chapter 6 Lessons to be learned -- Introduction -- Medicalization of end-of-life care -- Medical interventions and control over human death -- Inevitability of judgements about patients' quality of life -- Powerlessness of the law, public debate and policy -- The importance of distinctions -- Towards a broader array of end-of-life care options -- Appendix I Digest of Dutch jurisprudence -- Appendix II 2001 Law on Euthanasia and PAS -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Back cover
Since the 1970s, euthanasia has been a topic of continual debate worldwide. This book presents a description of the debate as well as an analysis of various aspects of euthanasia practice in the Netherlands. It argues that euthanasia should be understood within a historical context as a protest against medical power
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Have, Henk A.M.J.Ten Death and Medical Power : An Ethical Analysis of Dutch Euthanasia Practice Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education,c2005 9780335217557
Subject Euthanasia -- Netherlands.;Euthanasia -- Law and legislation -- Netherlands.;Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects
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Alt Author Welie, Jos
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