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Ferguson, John E.

The right to die / John E. Ferguson, Jr. - New York, NY : Chelsea House Publishers, c2007. - 109 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm. - Point/counterpoint . - Point-counterpoint (Philadelphia, Pa.) .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: history of the euthanasia debate -- Point: states have a duty to protect life in all forms -- Counterpoint: end-of-life decisions are personal matters -- Point: without clear evidence of intent, life support should be administered -- Counterpoint: the state should not intervene to keep people on life support -- Point: state bans on physician-assisted suicide protect life -- Counterpoint: state bans on physician-assisted suicide prolong suffering -- Conclusion: the future of the euthanasia debate.

0791092879 (hardcover :alk. paper) 9780791092873 (hardcover : alk. paper)


Assisted suicide.
Medical ethics.
Right to die.

R726 / .F39 2007