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Battin, M. Pabst

Works: 40 works in 222 publications in 2 languages and 14,007 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Short stories  History  Sources  Popular works 
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Most widely held works by M. Pabst Battin
Ending life : ethics and the way we die by M. Pabst Battin( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a sequel to the author's 1994 volume The Least Worst Death. The last ten years have seen fast-moving developments in end-of-life issues, from the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands to furor over proposed restrictions of scheduled drugs used for causing death, and the development of "NuTech" methods of assistance in dying. This new collection covers a remarkably wide range of end-of-life topics, including suicide prevention, AIDS, suicide bombing, serpent-handling and other religious practices that pose a risk of death, genetic prognostication, suicide in old age, global justice and the "duty to die," and suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia, in both American and international contexts. As with the earlier volume, these new essays are theoretically adroit but draw richly from historical sources, fictional techniques, and factual material
Medicine and social justice : essays on the distribution of health care by Rosamond Rhodes( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because medicine can preserve life, restore health and maintain the body's functions, it is widely acknowledged as a basic good that just societies should provide for their members. Yet, there is wide disagreement over the scope and content of what to provide, to whom, how, when, and why. In this unique and comprehensive volume, some of the best-known philosophers, physicians, legal scholars, political scientists, and economists writing on the subject discuss what social justice in medicine should be. Their contributions deepen our understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that run through the contemporary debate. The forty-two chapters in this reorganized second edition of Medicine and Social Justice update and expand upon the thirty-four chapters of the 2002 first edition. Eighteen chapters from the original volume are revised to address policy changes and challenging issues that have emerged in the intervening decade. Twenty-two of the chapters in this edition are entirely new. The treatment of foundational theory and conceptual issues related to access to health care and rationing medical resources have been expanded to provide a more comprehensive and nuanced discussion of the background concepts that underlie distributive justice debates, with global perspectives on health and well-being added
Drugs and justice : seeking a consistent, coherent, comprehensive view by M. Pabst Battin( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compact and innovative book tackles one of the central issues in drug policy: the lack of a coherent conceptual structure for thinking about drugs. Drugs generally fall into one of seven categories: prescription, over the counter, alternative medicine, common-use drugs like alcohol, tobacco and caffeine; religious-use, sports enhancement; and of course illegal street drugs like cocaine and marijuana. Our thinking and policies varies wildly from one to the other, with inconsistencies that derive more from cultural and social values than from medical or scientific facts. Penalties exist for
Ethical issues in suicide by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of life by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the dilemmas raised by contemporary medicine concerning the way we die, and collecting under one cover a myriad of crucial elements involving one of the most inflammatory issues of our time, The Least Worst Death presents a timely, international analysis for anyone interested in bioethics or medical and applied ethics
Physician-assisted dying : the case for palliative care and patient choice( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, a distinguished group of physicians, ethicists, lawyers, and activists come together to present the case for the legalization of physician-assisted dying, for terminally ill patients who voluntarily request it. To counter the arguments and assumptions of those opposed to legalization of assisted suicide, the contributors examine ethical arguments concerning self-determination and the relief of suffering; analyze empirical data from Oregon and the Netherlands; describe their personal experiences as physicians, family members, and patients; assess the legal and ethical responsibilities of the physician; and discuss the role of pain, depression, faith, and dignity in this decision. Together, the essays in this volume present strong arguments for the ethical acceptance and legal recognition of the practice of physician-assisted dying as a last resort -- not as an alternative to excellent palliative care but as an important possibility for patients who seek it
Physician assisted suicide : expanding the debate by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisa a questão do suicídio assistido através de ensaios de especialistas da área de filosofia, medicina, teologia, ciências sociais, direito e economia
Ethics in the sanctuary : examining the practices of organized religion by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praying for a cure : when medical and religious practices conflict by Peggy DesAutels( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the children of Christian Scientists die from a treatable illness, are their parents guilty of murder for withholding that treatment? How should the rights of children, the authority of the medical community, and religious freedom be balanced? Is it possible for those adhering to a medical model of health and disease and for those adhering to the Christian Science model to enter into a meaningful dialogue, or are the two models incommensurable? DesAutels, Battin, and May engage in a lucid and candid debate of the issues of who is ultimately responsible for deciding these questions and how
Puzzles about art : an aesthetics casebook by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biathanatos by John Donne( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent world of racial politics on campus. Does this association disturb our idealized visions of what happens behind the ivied walls of higher learning? It should - because campus racism on college campuses is as American as college football on Fall Saturdays. From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine and the leading expert on sororities and fraternities, Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. It also takes a deep dive into anti-affirmative action policies, and how they effectively segregate predominately white universities, providing ample room for white privilege. A bold mix of history and the current climate, Blackballed is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students"--
Changing to national health care : ethical and policy issues( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American short stories, 1976 : and the yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by Alice Adams, Stephen Minot, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Rothschild, Peter Taylor, John Updike, and others
Drug use in assisted suicide and euthanasia( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of suicide : historical sources by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is suicide wrong, profoundly morally wrong? Almost always wrong, but excusable in a few cases? Sometimes morally permissible? Imprudent, but not wrong? Is it sick, a matter of mental illness? Is it a private matter or a largely social one? Could it sometimes be right, or a "noble duty," or even a fundamental human right? Whether it is called "suicide" or not, what role may a person play in the end of his or her own life? This collection of primary sources -- the principal texts of ethical interest from major writers in western and nonwestern cultures, from the principal religious traditions, and from oral cultures where observer reports of traditional practices are available, spanning Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, the Arctic, and North and South America -- facilitates exploration of many controversial practical issues: physician-assisted suicide or aid-in-dying; suicide in social or political protest; self-sacrifice and martyrdom; suicides of honor or loyalty; religious and ritual practices that lead to death, including sati or widow-burning, hara-kiri, and sallekhana, or fasting unto death; and suicide bombings, kamikaze missions, jihad, and other tactical and military suicides. This collection has no interest in taking sides in controversies about the ethics of suicide; rather, it serves to expand the character of these debates, by showing them to be multi-dimensional, a complex and vital part of human ethical thought
Death, dying, and the ending of life( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing key issues arising from the nature of death, 'Death, Dying and the Ending of Life' examines important topics relating to bioethics, philosophy and literature
Ethics and infectious disease( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seminal collection on the ethical issues associated with infectious disease is the first book to correct bioethics' glaring neglect of this subject
The death debate : ethical issues in suicide by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Death Debate focuses on the central philosophical question: What role may the individual play in his or her own death? Battin considers the arguments for and against suicide throughout history while offering a culturally diverse perspective. She takes both a short-range and a long-range view of the issues, including a chapter-length treatment of physician-assisted suicide."--Jacket
Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assisted suicide : Canadian perspectives by C. G Prado( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it became possible to extend the dying process, it became necessary to decide when to stop doing so because of the enormous personal and social costs. But perspectives on "assisted suicide" vary greatly. Physicians see it as a medical issue, jurists as a legal issue, philosophers as a moral issue and the media as a political issue. These original essays show how these perspectives shape the ongoing debate
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Ending life : ethics and the way we die
Medicine and social justice : essays on the distribution of health careDrugs and justice : seeking a consistent, coherent, comprehensive viewEthical issues in suicideThe least worst death : essays in bioethics on the end of lifePhysician-assisted dying : the case for palliative care and patient choicePhysician assisted suicide : expanding the debateEthics in the sanctuary : examining the practices of organized religionPraying for a cure : when medical and religious practices conflict
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Battin, M. Pabst.

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Battin, Margaret P.

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Pabst Battin, Margaret

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