Should the baby live? : the problem of handicapped infants / Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer.
- Kuhse, Helga.
About this work
Few subjects have generated so many newspaper headlines and such heated controversy in recent years as the treatment or non-treatment, of handicapped newborns. This book is a philosophical analysis of the subject, but accessibly written and rooted in practicalities and case studies throughout. The authors examine the doctrine of the absolute sanctity of human life; look at some actual examples where decisions have been made one way or the other; consider criteria for deciding when life is worthwhile; investigate the differences between killing and letting die; compare Western attitudes and practices with those of other cultures; and make proposals for a decision-making framework. --From publisher's description.
Where to find it
Location StatusMedical CollectionWB65 1985K96s Open shelves