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In Choosing Death and Taking Life, author Stephen J. Freeman addresses a constantly evolving issue: how to reconcile death, ethics, and end-of-life decision making. A new age of biotechnology -- with its advances in genetics, pharmacology, and regenerative medicine -- promises cures for dreaded diseases and relief from intolerable suffering. Perhaps inevitably, this questIn Choosing Death and Taking Life, author Stephen J. Freeman addresses a constantly evolving issue: how to reconcile death, ethics, and end-of-life decision making. A new age of biotechnology -- with its advances in genetics, pharmacology, and regenerative medicine -- promises cures for dreaded diseases and relief from intolerable suffering. Perhaps inevitably, this quest for a better life through science brings with it a desire for a better death.In Part I, “Death and End-of-Life Decisions,” Freeman introduces the salient issues surrounding death. In Part II, “Ethics Applied to End-of-Life Decision Making,” he guides readers through the legal cases, ethical approaches and philosophical tenets that demonstrate the complexity of end-of-life decision making, and that help us to address questions to which there are no easy answers. Stephen J. Freeman is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Counseling & Special Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas. He has written and contributed to numerous books and journals in the fields of counseling, ethics and mental health....

Title : Choosing Death and Taking Life: The Issues and Ethics of End-of-Life Decision Making
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ISBN : 29923883
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Number of Pages : 278 Pages
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