Is There a Duty to die?

Although a legal and moral right to privacy is generally recognized in society, there is no agreement regarding how these rights should apply to medical information. In Privacy and Health Care, leading ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands...

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Main Author: Humber, James M.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Almeder, Robert F. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Totowa, NJ Humana Press 2000, 2000
Series:Biomedical Ethics Reviews
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • A Contractarian Approach
  • Rule Utilitarianism and the Right to Die
  • The Nature, Scope, and Implications of a Personal Moral Duty to Die
  • Analyzing the Moral Duty to Die
  • Duty to Die
  • How Could There Be a Duty to Die?
  • Do We Ever Have a Duty to Die?
  • Grandma, the GNP, and the Duty to Die
  • Dying for Others: Family, Altruism, and a Duty to Die