'...not just the premier Christian bioethics institute in Britain,
but one of the finest in the world, Christian or secular'
Most Rev. Anthony Fisher O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney
Prefatory note and acknowledgements
The general aim
The structure of the Report
INTRODUCING THE ISSUES
Unit 1 Concepts, distinctions and viewpoints
Unit 2 The definition of euthanasia
TRENDS. THE DEFENCE AND PRACTICE OF EUTHANASIA
Unit 3 Current trends
Unit 4 The thinking of clinicians
Unit 5 Principles of the 'new ethic'
Unit 6 On moral responsibility and consequences
Unit 7 The concept of 'human person'
Unit 8 On human evolution
Unit 9 Moral pluralism and the legalisation of euthanasia
Unit 10 The economic factor
PRINCIPLES. 'NO ONE IS A SUITABLE SUBJECT FOR EUTHANASIA'
Unit 11 The approach to the morality of euthanasia: murder
Unit 12 Answerability: responsibility and guilt
Unit 13 Civil authority and justified forms of killing
Unit 14 The concept of 'murder'
Unit 15 What is wrong with murder?
Unit 16 Involuntary euthanasia
Unit 17 Voluntary euthanasia
Unit 18 The gift of life: The Christian response
Unit 19 The competent patient: obligations in regard to treatment
Unit 20 The incompetent patient: obligations in regard to treatment
ALTERNATIVES. CARING AND THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
Unit 21 Care of a patient with a lethal condition for which there is no life-saving treatment
Unit 22 Care of a patient with a lethal condition for which there is life-saving treatment
Unit 23 Care of a patient with a non-lethal but incapacitating condition
Unit 24 Shared responsibilities in team care
Remarks on Units 25-29
Unit 25 Care of the newborn
Unit 26 Care of the handicapped
Unit 27 Care of the terminally ill
Unit 28 Care of the elderly
Unit 29 Intensive care
Comprehensive list of questions from the units
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