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A good death?: Law and ethics in practice

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This interdisciplinary collection presents valuable discourse and reflection on the nature of a good death. Bringing together a leading judge and other legal scholars, philosophers, social scientists, practitioners and parents who present varying accounts of a good death, the chapters draw from personal experience as well as policy, practice and academic analysis. Covering themes such as patients' rights to determine their own good death, considering their best interests when communication becomes difficult and the role and responsibilities of health professionals, the book outlines how ethical healthcare might be achieved when dealing with assisted suicide by organizations and how end of life services in general might be improved. It will be of interest to students and academics working the area of medical law and ethics as well as health professionals and policy-makers. © Lynn Hagger and Simon Woods 2013. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Hagger L, Woods S

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: A Good Death?: Law and Ethics in Practice

Year: 2013

Number of Pages: 1-180

Print publication date: 09/01/2013

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781409420897