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When death is sought : assisted suicide and euthanasia in the medical context.

Author/creator New York State Task Force on Life and the Law
Format Electronic, Book, and Print
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, [1994]
Descriptionxvii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents The epidemiology of suicide -- Suicide in the general population -- Risk factors for suicide -- Suicide and special patient populations -- Patients with cancer -- Patients with AIDS -- The elderly -- Clinical responses to pain and suffering -- Assessing pain and other symptoms -- Managing pain -- Treating other symptoms of illness -- Current clinical practice -- Decisions at life's end: existing law -- The right to decide about treatment -- Suicide and the law -- Assisted suicide -- Euthanasia -- Professional misconduct proceedings -- The Constitutional issues -- The ethical debate -- An historical perspective -- Distinguishing assisted suicide and euthanasia -- The appeal to autonomy -- Benefiting the patient -- Societal consequences -- The role and responsibilities of physicians -- Killing and allowing to die.
Contents Crafting public policy on assisted suicide and euthanasia -- The question of legal change -- Response to proposed guidelines to legalize assisted suicide -- Distinguishing decisions to forgo life-sustaining treatment -- Developing professional medical standards -- Caring for severely ill patients -- Decisions about life-sustaining treatment -- Improving palliative care -- Diagnosing and treating depression -- Responding when a patient requests assisted suicide or euthanasia.
General note"May 1994."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Other formsIssued also online.
Acquisitions source Laupus- Richard Payne, donor.
Issued in other formOnline version: New York State Task Force on Life and the Law. When death is sought. New York, N.Y. : New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, [1994]
LCCN 95620267
Other class# LIF,500-4,WHEDI,94-27873
Govt. docs number LIF,500-4,WHEDI,94-27873

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Laupus History Collection Books - Does not circulate W 32.5 AN6 W567 1994 ✔ Available

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