The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Book Notes |

Life and Death Decision Making

[+] Article, Author, and Disclosure Information

By Brody Baruch A.. . 250 pages. Oxford University Press; , New York: , 1988..

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(8):685. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-8-685_1
Text Size: A A A
This excerpt has been provided in the absence of an abstract.

When death offers relief and release from pain, suffering, and vegetative existence, is killing rather than letting die really any different morally? Answers are conflicting as they are controversial. They directly touch clinical practice even as they engage philosophical theory. James Rachels in The End of Life: Euthanasia and Morality argues from the consequences that ". . . there is no morally important difference between killing and letting die; if one is permissible (or objectionable), then so is the other, and to the same degree" (p. 111). Brody takes the opposite position: While allowing someone to die may be morally


First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Submit a Comment/Letter
Submit a Comment/Letter

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.


Buy Now for $42.00

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Related Articles
PubMed Articles
The Use of MRI in Evaluating Knee Pain in Patients Aged 40 Years and Older. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Published online Jul 29, 2016;
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.