Aging: Decisions at the End of Life

  • David N. Weisstub
  • David C. Thomasma
  • Serge Gauthier
  • George F. Tomossy

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Quality of Life

    1. Peter J. Whitehouse, Jesse Ballenger, Sid Katz
      Pages 1-19
    2. Fernando Lolas
      Pages 21-30
  3. Palliative Care

    1. Linda L. Emanuel
      Pages 31-47
  4. Assisted Death

    1. Henk Jochemsen
      Pages 67-90
    2. George P. Smith II
      Pages 91-106
  5. Suicide

    1. Lorraine Sherr, Fabrizio Starace
      Pages 139-154
    2. Naoki Watanabe, Manabu Taguchi, Kazuo Hasegawa
      Pages 155-169
  6. Research Ethics

    1. Arthur Schafer
      Pages 171-205
    2. George F. Tomossy, David N. Weisstub, Serge Gauthier
      Pages 227-254
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-263

About this book


Decisions at the End of Life is the last volume in a trilogy on Aging conceived for the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines examine some of the most emotive topics in the study of aging: assessing quality of life, improving end-of-life care, palliative care, euthanasia, and consent to research.


death end-of-life decisions ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • David N. Weisstub
    • 1
  • David C. Thomasma
    • 2
  • Serge Gauthier
    • 3
  • George F. Tomossy
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculté de MédicineUniversité de MontréalCanada
  2. 2.Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health PolicyLoyola University of Chicago Medical CenterUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Studies on Aging, Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityCanada
  4. 4.Faculty of LawUniversity of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5898-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9682-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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