Item description for Last Rights: The Struggle Over the Right to Die by Sue Woodman...
Last Rights is a compassionate, comprehensive, up-to-the-minute examination of the right-to-die movement in America and the medical, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding euthanasia. The stories behind the headlines are revealed - both (in)famous and lesser known - through stirring personal testimonies. Airing the views of activists and opponents, Sue Woodman considers the complex questions that will continue to engage us for as long as we live and die. In the end, we are left with this question: Could the right to die be humankind's ultimate civil rights struggle?
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Studio: Da Capo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher Da Capo Press
ISBN 0738203505 ISBN13 9780738203508
Availability 0 units.
More About Sue Woodman
Sue Woodman is a freelance journalist who specializes in health and social issues for a number of national magazines including Allure, New Woman, Ms., and McCalls. She also writes features for U.S. and British publications such as The Nation, The Independent of London, and the Manchester Guardian. For many years Woodman was a New York correspondent for BBC domestic and world service radio and UNICEF radio worldwide.
Reviews - What do customers think about Last Rights: The Struggle Over the Right to Die?
Unflinching, sympathetic, beautifully written Oct 11, 1998
This detailed look at the right-to-die movement is as impressive for its compassion as it is for its scope. As medical advances offer the possibility of longer life even in the shadow of grave illness, questions about patients' choices and quality of life become more and more relevant to all of us. Woodman has done her homework and summarizes the principle viewpoints concisely -- and always with deep sympathy both for the dying and their care-givers.
If you read only right-to-die book this year, choose this! Oct 10, 1998
Last Rights is a comprehensive and insightful examination of the right to die movement in the United States and around the world. Filled with personal details not found in other books. Not concerned with merely repeating "politically correct" versions of events. It is a valuable new addition to "end-of-life" literature.