A Concise History of Euthanasia

A Concise History of Euthanasia

Traces the controversial history of euthanasia, examining evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death and taking issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing assisted suicide.

Author: Ian Dowbiggin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742531112

Category: History

Page: 163

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Traces the controversial history of euthanasia, examining evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death and taking issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing assisted suicide.
Categories: History

Merciful Release

Merciful Release

Aiming to provide a comprehensive study of the British euthanasia movement, Kemp draws upon diverse historical issues which illustrate the persistant failure of attempts to legalize euthanasia in the United Kingdom.

Author: N. D. A. Kemp

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719061245

Category: History

Page: 242

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Aiming to provide a comprehensive study of the British euthanasia movement, Kemp draws upon diverse historical issues which illustrate the persistant failure of attempts to legalize euthanasia in the United Kingdom.
Categories: History

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

A concise overview of the history and arguments surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Author: By: Michael Manning, M.D.

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781616430955

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A concise overview of the history and arguments surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
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A Merciful End

A Merciful End

Drawing on unprecedented access to the archives of the Euthanasia Society of America, interviews with important figures in the movement today, and flashpoint cases such as the tragic fate of Karen Ann Quinlan, Dowbiggin tells the dramatic ...

Author: Ian Dowbiggin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198035152

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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While it may seem that debates over euthanasia began with Jack Kervorkian, the practice of mercy killing extends back to Ancient Greece and beyond. In America, the debate has raged for well over a century. Now, in A Merciful End, Ian Dowbiggin offers the first full-scale historical account of one of the most controversial reform movements in America. Drawing on unprecedented access to the archives of the Euthanasia Society of America, interviews with important figures in the movement today, and flashpoint cases such as the tragic fate of Karen Ann Quinlan, Dowbiggin tells the dramatic story of the men and women who struggled throughout the twentieth century to change the nation's attitude--and its laws--regarding mercy killing. In tracing the history of the euthanasia movement, he documents its intersection with other progressive social causes: women's suffrage, birth control, abortion rights, as well as its uneasy pre-WWII alliance with eugenics. Such links brought euthanasia activists into fierce conflict with Judeo-Christian institutions who worried that "the right to die" might become a "duty to die." Indeed, Dowbiggin argues that by joining a sometimes overzealous quest to maximize human freedom with a desire to "improve" society, the euthanasia movement has been dogged by the fear that mercy killing could be extended to persons with disabilities, handicapped newborns, unconscious geriatric patients, lifelong criminals, and even the poor. Justified or not, such fears have stalled the movement, as more and more Americans now prefer better end-of-life care than wholesale changes in euthanasia laws. For anyone trying to decide whether euthanasia offers a humane alternative to prolonged suffering or violates the "sanctity of life," A Merciful End provides fascinating and much-needed historical context.
Categories: Medical

The Right to Die

The Right to Die

4 “History of Euthanasia.” Euthanasia.com. Available online. URL: http://www .
euthanasia.com/historyeuthanasia.html. 5 Ian Dowbiggin, A Concise History of
Euthanasia. Oxford: Rowman & Little- field, 2005, pp. 42–44. 6 Ibid., pp. 52–60 ...

Author: John E. Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438106243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 109

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Is there a "right to die"? Should the elderly or the terminally ill be allowed to take their own lives? Should the families of comatose patients be permitted to decide when to "pull the plug"? Offering excerpts from court decisions, this work examines the incendiary issue by illuminating the arguments from both sides.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Right to Die

The Right to Die

euthanasia would not be prosecuted as long as guidelines were followed.14 The
change of attitude towards euthanasia ... 14 Ian Dowbiggin, A Concise History of
Euthanasia: Life, Death, God and Medicine (New York: Rowaman & Littlefield ...

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Publisher: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814270090

Category: Euthanasia

Page: 161

View: 787

Categories: Euthanasia

A Concise History of the Netherlands

A Concise History of the Netherlands

This book offers a comprehensive yet compact history of this surprisingly little-known but fascinating country, from pre-history to the present.

Author: James C. Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521875882

Category: History

Page: 300

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The Netherlands is known among foreigners today for its cheese and its windmills, its Golden Age paintings and its experimentation in social policies such as cannabis and euthanasia. Yet the historical background for any of these quintessentially Dutch achievements is often unfamiliar to outsiders. This concise history offers an overview of this surprisingly little-known but fascinating country. Beginning with the first humanoid settlers, the book follows the most important contours of Dutch history, from Roman times through to the Habsburgs, the Dutch Republic and the Golden Age. The author, a modernist, pays particularly close attention to recent developments, including the signature features of contemporary Dutch society. In addition to being a political history, this overview also gives systematic attention to social and economic developments, as well as in religion, the arts and the Dutch struggle against the water. The Dutch Caribbean is also included in the narrative.
Categories: History

Write to Death

Write to Death

CHAPTER 2 Deified , Condoned , Vilified , And Criminalized : A Brief History Of
Euthanasia In Western Societies The chief consolation for Nature's shortcomings
in regard to man is that not even God can do all things . For he cannot , even if he
 ...

Author: Elizabeth Atwood-Gailey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275977137

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

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Using abundant examples from analysis of elite, mainstream news publications, Gailey details how the national press systematically advanced pro-euthanasia views and interpretations, while marginalizing or omitting pro-life perspectives and frames. Gailey's integrative approach combines an exploration of the major historical, ideational, and economic factors leading to the rise of the Right to Die movement, and includes in-depth analysis of the media's framing of the controversy.
Categories: Philosophy

A Concise History of Nazi Germany

A Concise History of Nazi Germany

Protestant churches later protested the Nazi euthanasia program , under which
thousands of deformed , mentally ill , and incurably sick persons were put to
death . Nevertheless , the churches continued to compromise ; they did not take a
 ...

Author: Joseph W. Bendersky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742553639

Category: History

Page: 228

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This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political, economic, and social factors that powered the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Now in its fourth edition, the book incorporates significant research of recent years, analysis of the politics of memory, postwar German controversies about World War II and the Nazi era, and more on non-Jewish victims. Delving into the complexity of social life within the Nazi state, it also reemphasizes the crucial role played by racial ideology in determining the policies and practices of the Third Reich. Bendersky paints a fascinating picture of how average citizens negotiated their way through both the threatening power behind certain Nazi policies and the strong enticements to acquiesce or collaborate. His classic treatment provides an invaluable overview of a subject that retains its historical significance and contemporary importance.
Categories: History

A Concise History of the French Revolution

A Concise History of the French Revolution

... Roy Palmer Domenico A Concise History of Euthanasia : Life , Death , God ,
and Medicine by Ian Dowbiggin The Idea of Capitalism before the Industrial
Revolution by Richard Grassby The Evolutionists : American Thinkers Confront
Charles ...

Author: Sylvia Neely

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015073661202

Category: History

Page: 287

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"This concise introduction to the French Revolution explains the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French History. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world and led to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this a rewarding read."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

War Genocide

War   Genocide

Places the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts, focusing on the two goals that drove the Nazis in their persecution of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, and other groups ...

Author: Doris L. Bergen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847696316

Category: History

Page: 263

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Places the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts, focusing on the two goals that drove the Nazis in their persecution of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, and other groups they deemed as undesirables.
Categories: History

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

Dowbiggin, Ian (2005) A Concise History of Euthanasia: Life, Death, God, and
Medicine (New York: Rowman and Littlefield). Greene-McCreight, Kathryn (2006)
Darkness is my Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness (Grand
 ...

Author: Stanley Hauerwas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396676

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series
Categories: Religion

First Things

First Things

Life Unworthy of Life A CONCISE HISTORY OF EUTHANASIA by Ian
DOWBIGGIN Rowman and Littlefield , 176 pages , $ 22 . 95 Reviewed by Wesley
J . Smith TO READ LAN DOWBIGGIN ' S A Concise History of Euthanasia is to
learn that in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066129399

Category: Religion and politics

Page:

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Categories: Religion and politics

Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical Ethics

In ancient Greek and Roman times , euthanasia was seen as “ an appropriate
and rational response to a wide variety of circumstances , ” according to Ian
Dowbiggin in A Concise History of Euthanasia . Dowbiggin notes that the ancient
sense ...

Author: Dawn Laney

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076002608045

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 183

View: 440

Readers will enjoy this compelling collection of essays that discusses varying viewpoints on the ethical implications of biomedicine, covering such topics as physician-assisted suicide, cloning, reproductive technology, and genetic engineering.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Toronto Journal of Theology

Toronto Journal of Theology

Following a concise history of euthanasia in the Western tradition from antiquity
to the present , Hamel provides a section of questions and answers which
addresses many of the concerns currently being raised by the euthanasia issue .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016638350

Category: Theology

Page:

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Categories: Theology

Physician assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Physician assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Provides an overview of the topic, a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and other resources for conducting further research.

Author: Lisa Yount

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 0816040214

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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Provides an overview of the topic, a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and other resources for conducting further research.
Categories: Medical

Madness at Home

Madness at Home

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Author: Akihito Suzuki

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245808

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 368

This provocatively argued study, paints a fascinating picture of how families viewed and managed madness, suggesting that the family actually played a critical role in caring for the insane and in the development of psychiatry itself.
Categories: History

Keeping America Sane

Keeping America Sane

Using archival sources, Ian Robert Dowbiggin documents the involvement of both American and Canadian psychiatrists in the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century.

Author: Ian Robert Dowbiggin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501723803

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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What would bring a physician to conclude that sterilization is appropriate treatment for the mentally ill and mentally handicapped? Using archival sources, Ian Robert Dowbiggin documents the involvement of both American and Canadian psychiatrists in the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century. He explains why professional men and women committed to helping those less fortunate than themselves arrived at such morally and intellectually dubious conclusions. Psychiatrists at the end of the nineteenth century felt professionally vulnerable, Dowbiggin explains, because they were under intense pressure from state and provincial governments and from other physicians to reform their specialty. Eugenic ideas, which dominated public health policy making, seemed the best vehicle for catching up with the progress of science. Among the prominent psychiatrist-eugenicists Dowbiggin considers are G. Alder Blumer, Charles Kirk Clarke, Thomas Salmon, Clare Hincks, and William Partlow. Tracing psychiatric support for eugenics throughout the interwar years, Dowbiggin pays special attention to the role of psychiatrists in the fierce debates about immigration policy. His examination of psychiatry's unfortunate flirtation with eugenics elucidates how professional groups come to think and act along common lines within specific historical contexts.
Categories: Psychology

Beneficent Euthanasia

Beneficent Euthanasia

Sullivan begins by giving definitions of natural , moral , therapeutic , and merciful
euthanasia ; then a concise history of the euthanasia issue is given . He then
argues that it is never ethical for man , on his own authority , to directly kill the ...

Author: Marvin Kohl

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000290109

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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A collection of essays that presents a case for active and passive euthanasia, without overlooking dissenting opinions and the need for safeguards to prevent abuses.
Categories: Philosophy