International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Is Death Ever Preferable to Life?

Authors: Olver, Ian

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This is an original contribution to the much debated area of the value that we should place on human life. With the euthanasia issue highlighted in the public arena this book argues for a non-absolutist highest value on life ethic and how that fits with society's current emphasis on individual autonomy. Not only are the arguments for and against placing a highest value on life explored but the way of arguing particularly the use of slippery slopes is discussed. By the use of everyday examples the impact of placing a high value on life is explored. A futuristic intensive care ward round illustrates the ethical and resource issues with which we would be challenged in adopting a highest value on life policy for medical decisions.
This book will be useful for students of ethics, nursing and medicine as well as those engaged in the public debate on euthanasia.

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Is Death Ever Preferable to Life?
Authors
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1976-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1976-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1029-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6178-2
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 168
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