HUMBER, James M., and Robert F. ALMEDER (eds.)
Title: Is There a Duty to Die?
Publisher:  Humana Press, Totowa, N.J., 2000, ISBN:0896037835
Seller ID: 106910
HUMBER, James M., and Robert F. ALMEDER (eds.). Is There a Duty to Die? Biomedical Ethics Reviews. Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press, (2000). Pp (4),v-ix,(10,-221,(1). Index. 8vo, illustrated pink paper covered boards (hardcover), lettered in black. "In Is There a Duty to Die? leading philosophers and bioethics revisit the disturoing question raised in 1987 by Dr. Margaret Battin: Is there "a duty to die" in order to guarantee a just cross-generational distribution of limited health care resources? The essays collected here—including a new article by Dr. Battin—discuss the topic in-depth, providing a critical review of the literature and many new arguments. The debate includes not only those who support such a "duty" and those who say such a "duty" cannot be denied, but also those who doubt such a "duty to die" existsor question whether—it it did exist—it could be implemented without severe problems. Is There a Duty to Die? offers a balanced discussion across a wi de range of opinions on the meaning of "duty to die," examining every sort ot argument for and against the idea. Medical ethicists, and all those concerned with end-of-life care, including the hospice community, hospitals, lawyers, legislators, jurists, public-policy makers, and religious leaders, will find 'it essential reading." (from the back cover). Contents : Global life expectancies and the duty to die (by Margaret P. Battin); Is there a duty to die? (by Jan Narveson); Do we have a duty to die? (by Marilyn Bennett); Duty to die : a contractarian approach (by Robert E. Ehman); Rule utilitarianism and the right to die (by Michael Almeida); Nature, scope, and implications of a personal moral duty to die (by Paul T. Menzel); Analyzing themoral duty to die (by J. Angelo Corlett); Duty to die (by Rosemarie Tong); How could there be a duty to die? (by David Drebushenko); Do we ever have a duty to die? (by Susan Leigh Anderson); Grandma, the GNP, and the duty todie (by Judith Lee Kissell); Dying for others : family, altruism, and a du ty to die (by Ryan Spellecy). Wear to top edge of back cover, else very good. 50.00