Smith, Wesley J.
Most widely held works by Wesley J Smith
Forced exit : the slippery slope from assisted suicide to legalized murder by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,820 libraries worldwide
"Through original reporting, exhaustive research, historical analysis, scores of true stories, and extensive interviews with doctors, ethicists, and activists, Forced Exit makes a compelling case against legalizing assisted suicide and takes a closer look at the truly humane and compassionate alternatives -- hospice care for the dying, more effective pain control, independent living for the disabled -- that can transform a death wish into a desire to live."--Jacket.
No contest : corporate lawyers and the perversion of justice in America by Ralph Nader ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
Winning the insurance game : the complete consumer's guide to saving money by Ralph Nader ( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Collision course : the truth about airline safety by Ralph Nader ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,377 libraries worldwide
Two leading consumer advocates discuss the problem of airline safety, revealing a system that is endangered by increasing passenger loads, decreased operating budgets, fierce competition, and insufficient regulation.
Culture of death : the assault on medical ethics in America by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
"When his teenaged son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 106-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor's response: Why bother? The boy's life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this death sentence. He threatened legal action and the doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christopher's temperature subsided almost immediately. Soon he regained consciousness and today he is learning to walk again." "This story is one of many Wesley J. Smith recounts in Culture of Death." "In this deeply felt but coolly argued book, he goes behind the scenes of our health care system to show how a new, self-proclaimed elite of "bioethicists" threaten patient welfare by undermining the Hippocratic Oath."--BOOK JACKET.
Consumer's guide to a brave new world by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
"In addition to explaining the science of stem cells this highly readable and carefully researched book reports on the gargantuan "Big Biotech" industry and its supporters in the universities and in the science and bioethics establishments. Smith reveals how this lobby works and how the ideology of "scientism," mixed with the lure of riches, threatens to impose on society a "new eugenics" that would dismantle ethical norms and compromise the uniqueness and importance of all human life."--BOOK JACKET.
The senior citizens' handbook : a nuts and bolts approach to more comfortable living by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy : the human cost of the animal rights movement by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Overview: In A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy, Wesley Smith explains how, over the past thirty years, the concept of "animal rights" has undergone literal and extreme interpretations in Western culture. Although there are activists who seek better treatment of animals through welfare work, there are also those who see "animal rights" as a belief system, an ideology, and for some even a quasi-religion that both implicitly and explicitly seeks to create a moral equivalency between the value of human lives and those of animals. Smith explains how animal rights ideologues embrace their beliefs with a fervency that is remarkably intense and sustained, to the point that some dedicate their entire lives to "speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves." Some believe their cause to be so righteous that they engage in vandalism, harassment, or even terrorism at the expense of medical research, the clothing and food industries, and others accused of "animal abuse." For those of us who respect and appreciate animals, but who also understand that our obligation to humanity matters more, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy is an important case against an increasingly radical dogma.
The frugal shopper by Ralph Nader ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Forced exit : euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the new duty to die by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The lawyer book : a nuts and bolts guide to client survival by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Fighting for public justice : cases and trial lawyers that made a difference by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Turning the tide dignity, compassion and euthanasia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"Catherine Frazee, Wesley Smith, Jean Echlin, Bobby Schindler, Adrian Dieleman and Senator Sharon Carstairs ... bring a wealth of personal experience and insight to a society that would be at risk if assisted suicide were legalized. They expose the oversimplification, flaws and myths surrounding safeguards, pain management and suffering."--Container.
The doctor book : a nuts and bolts guide to patient power by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Collision course : the truth about aviation safety by Ralph Nader ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The airline industry is responsible for the lives of nearly half a billion people annually. As passenger loads increase, commercial air transportation grows more dangerous, and little is being done by the airlines or the Federal Aviation Administration to reverse the trend. In Collision Course, Ralph Nader and Wesley J. Smith warn that you, as an airline patron, face a growing list of perils: outmoded airline fleets, an increasing number of undertrained pilots, unreliable air traffic control equipment, aircraft maintenance fraud, inadequate inspections, insufficient crashworthiness, overcrowded airspace ... even terrorism. Nader and Smith not only reveal how the lives of airline passengers are put at risk, they also outline specific steps the airlines, the FAA, and you can take to restore commercial aviation safety and reliability.
Mama can't remember anymore : care management of elders and their families by Nancy Wexler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Getting the best from your doctor : a nuts and bolts guide to consumer health by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Mama can't remember anymore : care management of aging parents and loved ones by Nancy Wexler ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Power over pain : how to get the pain control you need by Eric M Chevlen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Legal rights for seniors : a guide to health care, income benefits and senior legal services by Wesley J Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
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