End-of-life Issues and Persons with Disabilities

End-of-life Issues and Persons with Disabilities

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This insightful book offers a cross-section of the latest thinking on this highly sensitive and very personal topic. Originating as a special series in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, End-of Life Issues and Persons with Disabilities is the product of the collaborative efforts of 23 leading scholars. This collection presents the many perspectives and arguments that will inform anyone involved in considering the effect of end-of-life policy decisions on persons with disabilities. This two-part, 18-chapter book discusses: *Physician-Assisted Suicide/Death *Who Decides Who Lives or Dies *Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment *Ethics and Morals *Chronic Sorrow *End-of-Life Struggles and Decisions *Rights of Disabled Persons Practitioners and scholars will find this an invaluable professional reference. Instructors and policy makers will appreciate the straightforward and balanced coverage of this timely material.CAROL J. GILL, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ... MEROPE PAVLIDES, PhD, is an independent scholar working in the area of disability studies.

Title:End-of-life Issues and Persons with Disabilities
Author: Timothy H. Lillie
Publisher:Pro-Ed - 2007-01-01

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