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The word euthanasia comes from the Greek words, Eu, which means good, and Thanatosis, which means death. It means a gentle and easy death. It is a measurement than has been taken since early times to allow someone suffering or in need to die peacefully. It is prohibited in all of America under homicide laws. When it comes to people we care about however, legal lines become blurred if it means we can provide what a loved one has asked as a last resort. This compelling collection of essays explores hot-button euthanasia issues, such as whether governments should allow voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, what effect does it have on society, what recent controversies affect the euthanasia debate, and what possible impact the Affordable Care Act will have on euthanasia. Essay sources include the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bill Muehlenberg, Philip Nitschke, Mars Cramer, and Chethan Sathya.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich :, Greenhaven Press,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780737772623
Branch Call Number: 179.7 E91
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Haerens, Margaret - Editor


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