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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician Assisted Suicide

Chapter:
(p.459) Epilogue Physician Assisted Suicide
Source:
Freedom and Limits
Author(s):

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0035

Writing in response to his mother's death at the age of 103, Lachs argues in favor of physician assisted suicide. He is critical of bioethical discussions that are couched in abstractions and focuses on a concrete detailed case of someone seeking relief from existence. The article includes an analysis of arguments against suicide from Kant and Mill. Lachs offers an analysis of a meaningful death in relation to our current social practices.

Keywords:   Physician assisted suicide, Meaningful death, Medical technology

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