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The "Good Death" Controversy in Humans and Animals

No one really wants to die, or do they? From classical times to our post-modern era of medical high tech, societies have struggled with the thorny issue of euthanasia, and what it entails. Who shall be entitled to a "good death" and in what form shall it arrive? This book provides the reader with insight and enlightenment on the medical, philosophical, social, cultural and existential aspects of "good death" amid our digitized, individualized and ageing society, hampered by rising health care costs but unchained from one standardized level of care.

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EuthanasiaThe "Good Death" Controversy in Humans and AnimalsEdited by Josef Kuře

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/767

ISBN: 978-953-307-260-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6484-5

Copyright year: 2011

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53485 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Good Death Within Its Historical Context and as a Contemporary Challenge: A Philosophical Clarification of the Concept of “Euthanasia”

By Josef Kuře


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2. Euthanasia: A Confounding and Intricate Issue

By Isabelle Marcoux


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3. Voluntary Active Euthanasia: The Debate

By Louis-Jacques van Bogaert


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4. Euthanasia: Between Personal Moral and Civic Ethics

By Begoña Román


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5. Handling End-of-Life Care in Medical Decision Making: On a Bioethical View

By Maribel Bont-Paredes, Carmen Malpica-Gracian and Carlos Rojas-Malpica


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6. Euthanasia, Dignity, Autonomy - A Reflection on Medicine

By Dominique A. Lossignol and Cristina Dumitrescu


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7. Everything Under Control: How and When to Die - A Critical Analysis of the Arguments for Euthanasia

By Josef Kuře


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8. The Impact of the Dutch Euthanasia Act on the Number of Requests for Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide - A Cohort Study in General Practice Between 1977 and 2007

By G.A. Donker and J.E. van Alphen


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9. Turkish Health Professional’s Attitudes Towards Euthanasia

By Gulten Kaptan, Lecturer Ozden Dedeli and Levent Önen


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10. Medical and Bioethical Issues in Laboratory Animal

By Matilde Jiménez-Coello, Karla Y. Acosta-Viana, Antonio Ortega-Pacheco and Eugenia Guzmán-Marín


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11. Euthanasia for the Zoonosis Control Program

By Márcia Dalastra Laurenti and Marcio Antônio Batistela Moreira


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12. Debate For and Against Euthanasia in the Control of Dog Populations

By Antonio Ortega-Pacheco and Matilde Jiménez-Coello


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