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Medical law and moral rights / by Carl Wellman.

By: Wellman, Carl.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer.Law and philosophy library: v. 71.Publisher: Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, c2005Description: 1 online resource (viii, 215 p.).ISBN: 1402037511 (HB); 9781402037511 (HB); 140203752X (electronic bk.); 9781402037528 (electronic bk.); 661041341X (electronic bk.); 9786610413416 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Law and ethics | Law -- PhilosophyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Medical law and moral rights.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Defining the rights to physician-assisted suicide -- 3. Glucksburg v. Compassion -- 4. A legal right to physician-assisted suicide -- 5. A moral right to physician assisted suicide -- 6. The concept of fetal rights -- 7. Maternal duties and fetal rights -- 8. The scope of the right to procreational autonomy -- 9. Possessors of the right to procreational autonomy -- 10. Medical futility and moral rights.
Summary: Do patients undergoing intolerable irremediable suffering have a moral right to physician-assisted suicide? Ought they to have a comparable legal right? Do the moral duties of a mother to care for and not abuse her child also apply to her fetus? This work provides an examination of court cases that shows how US law answers these questions.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

1. Introduction -- 2. Defining the rights to physician-assisted suicide -- 3. Glucksburg v. Compassion -- 4. A legal right to physician-assisted suicide -- 5. A moral right to physician assisted suicide -- 6. The concept of fetal rights -- 7. Maternal duties and fetal rights -- 8. The scope of the right to procreational autonomy -- 9. Possessors of the right to procreational autonomy -- 10. Medical futility and moral rights.

Do patients undergoing intolerable irremediable suffering have a moral right to physician-assisted suicide? Ought they to have a comparable legal right? Do the moral duties of a mother to care for and not abuse her child also apply to her fetus? This work provides an examination of court cases that shows how US law answers these questions.

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