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And dignity in this decision Together the essays in this volume present strong arguments for the ethical acceptance and legal recognition of the practice of physician assisted dying as a last resort—not as an alternative to excellent palliative care but as an important possibility for patients who seek itContributors Marcia Angell Anthony L Back Charles H Baron Andrew I Batavia Tom L Beauchamp Els Borst Eilers Dan W Brock Christine K Cassel Eric J Cassel Barbara Coombs Lee Linda Ganzini Peter Goodwin Martin Gunderson Gerrit K Kimsma Sylvia A Law David Mayo Alan Meisel Robert A Pearlman Thomas Preston John Shelby Spong Helene Starks Eli D Stutsman Kathryn L Tucker Johannes J M Van Delden Herman H van der Kloot Meijburg Evert van Leeuwen Jaap J F VisserReviews''This book is likely to be the definitive argument for physician assisted dying Cogent thoughtful and never strident it is of interest to a broad audience including physicians neurologists oncologists bioethicists philosophers social essayists patients and the general public As a text it could be used in courses in medical schools theological schools and departments of philosophy and sociology'' Daniel D Federman MD Senior Dean for Clinical Teaching and Walter Distinguished Professor of M.

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Physician Assisted Dying The Case for Palliative Care and Patient ChoiceEdicine and Medical Education Harvard Medical School''This book is a must read for everyone interested in the rights and welfare of patients at the end of life The editors have put together a star studded cast of knowledgeable and experienced contributors The introductory and concluding essays by uill and Battin make a compelling principled case for a legally regulated practice of physician assisted dying'' Ruth Macklin PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine''Although presented as a series of separate essays written by the most knowledgeable medical and legal experts dealing with end of life issues Physician Assisted Dying The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice is in truth a perfectly realized whole—one that will reward any careful reader with a rich detailed and historically grounded understanding of how we have at times come to grips with butoften tried to evade the moral legal and ultimately political dilemmas that are posed by one overwhelming uestion How can we better assure the ethical and compassionate treatment of those who are approaching the end of their days and of those closest to them in ways that fully respect the needs values and choices of the individuals most intimately involved'' Laurence H Tribe Harvard University.