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dc.creatorCoulehan, Jacken
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:57:41Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:57:41Zen
dc.date.created1997-05-15en
dc.date.issued1997-05-15en
dc.identifier10.7326/0003-4819-126-10-199705150-00010en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAnnals of Internal Medicine. 1997 May 15; 126(10): 799-802.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-4819en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Man+with+Stars+Inside&title=Annals+of+Internal+Medicine.++&volume=126&issue=10&pages=799-802&date=1997&au=Coulehan,+Jacken
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-126-10-199705150-00010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/749574en
dc.description.abstractPublic opinion polls show that a large percentage of persons in the United States currently favor the legalization of professionally assisted death. This support reflects widespread fear and confusion over the tortuously prolonged and painful process of dying countenanced by contemporary medicine. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are complex moral issues. The current drive to translate them into debates about "rights" and public policy is curious: Does the energy directed toward "palliation-by-death" mean that our society is more compassionate now, or more just, than in the past? To the contrary, I believe that the movement toward assisted death reflects inadequate palliative care, poor patient-physician communication, great confusion about the right to refuse treatment, and profound inequity in U.S. health care. Legalization of assisted death diverts us from addressing these problems. Palliation-by-death will drive us farther apart, not closer together.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/97282919en
dc.subjectActive Euthanasiaen
dc.subjectAgeden
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectAssisted Suicideen
dc.subjectBiomedical Technologiesen
dc.subjectCase Studiesen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectCompassionen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDouble Effecten
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPublic Opinionen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subjectQuality of Health Careen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectSuicideen
dc.subjectTerminal Careen
dc.subjectTerminally Illen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectTrendsen
dc.subjectVulnerable Populationsen
dc.titleThe Man With Stars Insideen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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