Why Gender Matters to the Euthanasia Debate: On Decisional Capacity and the Rejection of Women's Death Requests
Parks, Jennifer A.
Hastings Center Report. 2000 Jan-Feb; 30(1): 30-36.
Are women's requests for aid in dying honored more often than men's, or less? Feminist arguments can support conclusions either that gendered perceptions of women as self-sacrificing predispose physicians to accede to women's requests to die -- or that cultural understandings of women as not fully rational agents lead physicians to reject their requests as irrational.
Abortion; Abortion on Demand; Active Euthanasia; Altruism; Assisted Suicide; Attitudes; Autonomy; Caring; Competence; Death; Decision Making; Discrimination; Ethics; Euthanasia; Females; Feminist Ethics; Knowledge; Males; Moral Obligations; Motivation; Physicians; Public Policy; Right to Die; Rights; Risk; Sex Factors; Socioeconomic Factors; Statistics; Suffering; Suicide;
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