Aging: decisions at the end of life

David N. Weisstub (Editor), David C. Thomasma (Editor), Serge Gauthier (Editor), George F. Tomossy (Editor)

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Abstract

Some of the most poignant issues in human relations arise from decisions that are taken at the end of life. At these moments, decision-makers are faced with questions that test the limits of social and familial obligation. Responding to these issues challenges not only the moral integrity of individual and public value systems, but also the legitimacy of legal structures and underlying institutional supports. Decisions at the End of Life is the last volume in a trilogy on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines examine some of the most emotive topics in the study of aging: assessing quality of life, improving end-of-life care, palliative care, euthanasia, and consent to research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDordrecht ; Boston
PublisherKluwer
Number of pages261
ISBN (Print)1402001827
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational library of ethics, law, and the new medicine
PublisherKluwer
Volume12

Keywords

  • Aging--Psychological aspects
  • Aging--Social aspects
  • Euthanasia--Moral and ethical aspects
  • Terminal care--Social aspects
  • Medical ethics

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