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TitleAging: Decisions at the End of Life [electronic resource] / edited by David N. Weisstub, David C. Thomasma, Serge Gauthier, George F. Tomossy
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XIV, 264 p. online resource


Decisions at the End of Life is the last volume in a trilogy on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines examine some of the most emotive topics in the study of aging: assessing quality of life, improving end-of-life care, palliative care, euthanasia, and consent to research


Quality of Life -- How we think (deeply but with limits) about quality of life: The necessity of wisdom for aging -- Ethics and quality of life in the elderly -- Palliative Care -- Palliative care: A weak link in the chain of civilized life -- Assisted Death -- Assisted death in the Netherlands and its relationship with age -- Why euthanasia should not be legalized: A reflection on the Dutch experiment -- Managing death: End-of-life charades and decisions -- Challenges and dilemmas in the โ{128}{156}aging and euthanasiaโ{128}{157} policy cocktail -- Suicide -- End-of-life decisions in terminal illness: A psychiatric perspective -- Suicide: Implications for an aging society -- Research Ethics -- Research on elderly subjects: Striking the right balance -- Community consent for research on the impaired elderly -- Regulating ethical research involving cognitively impaired elderly subjects: Canada as a case study

Medicine Medical ethics Medical laws and legislation Public international law Aging Medicine & Public Health Theory of Medicine/Bioethics Aging Medical Law Public International Law


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