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Assisted Dying free pdf "Assisted Dying" explores the law relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide, tracing its development from prohibition through to the laissez faire attitude adopted in a number of countries in the 21st Century. This book provides an in-depth critique of the arguments surrounding legislative control of such practices and particularly looks into the regulatory role of the state. In the classical tradition of libertarianism, the state is generally presumed to have a remit to intervene where an individual's actions threaten another, rather than harm the individuals themselves. This arguably leaving a question mark over the state's determined intervention, in the UK and elsewhere, into the private and highly personal choices of individual to die rather than live.The perceived role of the state in safeguarding the moral values of the community and the need for third party involvement in assisted suicide and euthanasia could be thought to raise these practices to a different level. These considerations may be in direct conflict with the so called right to die espoused by some individuals and groups within the community. However this book will argue that the state's interests are and should be second to the interests that the people themselves have in choosing their own death.

About Sheila A.M. McLean

Professor Sheila A.M. McLean is International Bar Association Professor of Law Ethics in Medicine at Glasgow University, and Director of the Institute of Law Ethics in Medicine.

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Author : Sheila A.M. McLean
Publisher : Routledge Cavendish
Data Published : 29 November 2007
ISBN : 1844720543
EAN : 9781844720545
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 213 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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