New Directions in the Ethics of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Michael Cholbi (Editor), Jukka Varelius (Editor)

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This book provides novel perspectives on the ethical justifiability of assisted dying. Seeking to go beyond traditional debates on topics such as the value of human life and questions surrounding intention and causation, this volume promises to shift the terrain of the ethical debates about assisted dying. It reconsiders the role of patient autonomy and paternalistic reasons as well as the part proposed for medical professionals and clinical ethics consultation in connection with assisted dying, relates the debate on assisted dying to questions about organ-donation and developments in medical technology, and demonstrates the significance of experimental philosophy in assessing questions of assisted dying. This book is ideal for advanced courses in bioethics and health care ethics. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. All rights are reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages264
ISBN (Electronic)9783319220505
ISBN (Print)9783319220499
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015

Publication series

Name International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
ISSN (Print)1567-8008
ISSN (Electronic)2351-955X


  • ethics of assisted suicide
  • ethics of euthanasia
  • health care policy
  • physician-assisted suicide
  • voluntary euthanasia


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