Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 February 2009

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780199561841

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Easeful Death

Is there a case for assisted dying?

Mary Warnock and Elisabeth Macdonald

  • Explains the main philosophical, ethical, medical and legal arguments for and against a change in the law covering assisted suicide and euthanasia
  • Presents a spectrum of widely differing opinions held by the public, doctors, and lawyers
  • Explores the issue of the 'Sanctity of Life', and shows this argument can no longer be usefully or consistently applied to modern medicine
  • An accessible, open-minded, and sensitively-written volume, guiding the reader clearly thruogh some very difficult moral issues.
  • A powerful and authoritative author team: Mary Warnock is one of the UK's most respected moral philosophers, with a long record for forming opinion and guiding legislation on moral issues; Elisabeth Macdonald provides a lifetime's experience in clinical medicine, and is also an expert in medical law and in communication between doctors and patients.

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