9780805716450

Come Lovely and Soothing Death

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805716450

  • ISBN10:

    0805716459

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Twayne Pub

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Summary

Traces the Right to Die movement from its emergence in the 1930s to its present activities, with special attention to the Hemlock Society, Compassion in Dying and the countermovement group Not Dead Yet, which actively opposes physician-assisted suicides.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
An Act of Euthanasia
1(18)
The Emergence of a Right to Die Movement: A Sociological Framework
19(12)
Medical Technology: Friend and Foe
31(28)
The Hemlock Society in Transition: A Qualitative Analysis
59(23)
Survey of the Hemlock Society USA
82(17)
A Changing Landscape
99(24)
The Right to Die at Home and Abroad: Friends and Enemies
123(18)
Stydying the Right to Die Movement Sociologically: Some Conclusions
141(10)
Appendix 1 151(5)
Appendix 2 156(17)
Appendix 3 173(14)
Notes 187(2)
Selected Bibliography 189(16)
Index 205

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