Least worst death: selective refusal of treatment

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Title Least worst death: selective refusal of treatment
Date 1983
Description In recent years "right-to-die" movements have brought into the public consciousness something most physicians have long known: that in some hopeless medical conditions, heroic efforts to extend life may no longer be humane, and the physician must be prepared to allow the patient to die. Physician responses to patients' requests for "natural death" or "death with dignity" have been, in general, sensitive and compassionate. But the successes of the right-to-die movement have had a bitterly ironic result: institutional and legal protections for "natural death" have, in some cases, actually made it more painful to die.
Type Text
Publisher Hastings Center
Volume 13
Issue 2
First Page 13
Last Page 16
Subject Death; Dying; Right to die; Natural death
Subject LCSH Right to die; Death
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Battin, M. P. (1983). Least worst death: selective refusal of treatment. Hastings Center Report,13(2), 13-6.
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