Few subjects have generated so many newspaper headlines and such heated controversy as the treatment, or non-treatment, of handicapped newborns. In 1982, the case of Baby Doe, a child born with Down's syndrome, stirred up a national debate in the United States, while in Britain a year earlier, Dr. Leonard Arthur stood trial for his decision to allow a baby with Down's syndrome to die. Government intervention and these recent legal battles accentuate the need for a reassessment of the complex issues involved. This volume--by two authorities on medical ethics--presents a philosophical analysis of the subject based on particular case studies. Addressing the doctrine of the absolute sanctity of life, Singer and Kuhse examine some actual cases where decisions have been reached; consider the criteria for making these decisions; investigate the differences between killing and letting die; compare Western attitudes and practices with those of other cultures; and conclude by proposing a decision-making framework that offers a rational alternative to the polemics and confusion generated by this highly controversial topic.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, Oxford, Britain, 1988. Softcover. Condizione libro: Damaged. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 225 g; VIII, 228 pages, indexed, with a bibliography and notes on sources. The book has six paragraphs highlighted with green marking pen, and the glue in the paperback binding has cracked at page 108/109. No other damage. "This book contains conclusions which some readers will find disturbing. We think that some infants with severe disabilities should be killed." Page V. "Decisions about severely handicapped infants should not be based on the idea that all human life is of equal value, nor on any other version of the principle of the sanctity of human life. Such ideas prove, on examination, to lack a sound ethical basis." Page 172 Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: philosophy; ISBN: 0192860623. ISBN/EAN: 9780192860620. Inventory No: 0226909. Codice libro della libreria 0226909
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1988. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-201-32-3372103