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Battin, M. Pabst

Overview
Works: 41 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 13,910 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Recipient
Classifications: R726, 179.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. Pabst Battin
Ending life : ethics and the way we die by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 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
Ethical issues in suicide by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 992 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 846 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 797 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 )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine and social justice : essays on the distribution of health care( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New additions to the section on health care justice for specific populations include chapters on health care for the chronically ill, soldiers, prisoners, the severely cognitively disabled, and the LGBT population. The section devoted to dilemmas and priorities addresses an array of topics that have recently become especially pressing because of new technologies or altered policies. New chapters address questions of justice related to genetics, medical malpractice, research on human subjects, pandemic and disaster planning, newborn screening, and justice for the brain dead and those with profound neurological injury."--Pub. desc
Drugs and justice : seeking a consistent, coherent, comprehensive view by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 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
Puzzles about art : an aesthetics casebook( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 330 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 321 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
Changing to national health care : ethical and policy issues( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biathanatos by John Donne( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With facsimiles of t.p. of 1648 and of the original undated edition: Biathanatos. A declaration of the paradoxe, or thesis, that selfe-homicide is not so naturally sinne, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the nature, and the extent of all those lawes, which seeme to be violated by this act, are diligently surveyed. Writeen by Iohn Donne ... London, Printed by John Dawson
Drug use in assisted suicide and euthanasia( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and infectious disease( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 182 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
Death, dying, and the ending of life( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 171 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
The death debate : ethical issues in suicide by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 149 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
The ethics of suicide : historical sources by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 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
Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by M. Pabst Battin( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, dying and the ending of life( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 12 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
Drug use in assisted suicide and euthanasia( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ending life : ethics and the way we die
Alternative Names
Battin, M. Pabst.

Battin M. Pabst 1940-....

Battin, Margaret P.

Battin Margaret P. 1940-....

Battin, Margaret Pabst

Battin, Margaret Pabst 1940-

Pabst Battin, Margaret

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Languages
English (176)

Spanish (3)

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Ethical 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 religionMedicine and social justice : essays on the distribution of health careDrugs and justice : seeking a consistent, coherent, comprehensive viewPuzzles about art : an aesthetics casebook