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    Last rights: death, dying and the law in Ireland

    Hanafin, Patrick (1997) Last rights: death, dying and the law in Ireland. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press. ISBN 9781859181560.

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    Book synopsis: Developing medical technology has placed a strain on our traditional conceptions of death. This book examines how the way in which we die today has led to the intervention of medical and legal professionals between the individual and their death. The author examines whether this is an inevitable consequence of technological death and asks if there are other ways of solving the problems presented by changing perceptions of mortality. Also examined are the shifts in attitude in Irish society towards death and dying, and how recent legislation has impinged on our concepts of issues such as treatment withdrawal, active euthanasia and the right to die.


    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 17:01
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:48


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