Josef Kuře

Dr. Josef Kuře, philosopher and bioethicist, is Director of the University Center for Bioethics and Head of the Department of Medical Ethics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. After his studies at Charles University, Prague, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. (both in philosophy) from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Dr. Kuře is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno. Between 2000–2003, he was Visiting Researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University. He also serves currently as Vice-Chair of the Bioethics Committee of the Research and Development Council of the Czech Government and Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno. Among his research interests are research ethics, the philosophical foundations of bioethics, prospective bioethics and the ethics of enhancement.

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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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