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7. Suicide and euthanasia

7. Suicide and euthanasia  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775994
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192804570
The issue of suicide is problematic for Buddhists. It is a common belief that suicide is permitted in Buddhism. ‘Suicide and euthanasia’ argues that in Buddhism, the human lifespan is a ... More
3. Life satisfaction

3. Life satisfaction  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199590605
Can we use life satisfaction as a measure of happiness? ‘Life satisfaction’ looks at the idea that we measure our own happiness levels using subjective standards. This view has appeal as it ... More
1. What is psychiatry?

1. What is psychiatry?  

Tom Burns

in Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198826200
Psychiatry deals with consciousness, choice, motivation, free will, relationships—everything that makes us human. ‘What is psychiatry?’ emphasizes that psychiatry is a branch of medicine ... More
2. Assisted dying: good medical practice, or murder?

2. Assisted dying: good medical practice, or murder?  

Michael Dunn and Tony Hope

in Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853173
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198815600.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198815600
Euthanasia is one form of assisted dying. Other forms include assisting suicide and the withholding or withdrawing of life-extending medical treatment. The practice of euthanasia—killing a ... More
9. The end of life

9. The end of life  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199660445
‘The end of life’ begins with the definition of death. In the UK and many other jurisdictions, the definition of death is based on brain-stem death. The protocols to be followed in reaching ... More
6. Reflections on ageing and future directions

6. Reflections on ageing and future directions  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0006
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9780198725329
‘Reflections on ageing and future directions’ considers some of the new directions in geriatric research and clinical practice; exciting developments in healthcare and technology, including ... More
5. In and out of prison

5. In and out of prison  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0005
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9780198716495
‘In and out of prison’ considers the state of prisons today; the typical prison population; the crimes that result in imprisonment; the costs of imprisonment; the process of release and the ... More
1. A remarkable fact

1. A remarkable fact  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0001
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9780199590605
Today, we can expect to live decades longer than any generation before us. Dire poverty and many forms of oppression are on the decline. So we should be at our happiest. ‘A remarkable fact’ ... More
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Jolyon Mitchell

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199585236
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction provides a historical analysis of the concept of martyrdom to shed light on how it has evolved and the different ways in which it is used ... More
3. Who is at risk of depression?

3. Who is at risk of depression?  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199558650
One advantage of the more consistent application of diagnostic criteria for identifying individuals with a depressive disorder is that it allows national and international comparisons to be ... More
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tom Burns

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198826200
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of psychiatry, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and discussing why its history has been beset by dramatic shifts ... More
3. Connections

3. Connections  

Kevin Kenny

in Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365913
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858583.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199858583
‘Connections’ examines how exile and alienation have unified diasporic groups throughout the world. Babylon, synonymous with ancient greatness, remains a byword for Jewish exile and sorrow ... More
1. Debating martyrdom

1. Debating martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199585236
What exactly does martyrdom mean? Who can be called a martyr? There are many corners of the world which honour statues, shrines, and murals to the memories of martyrs. They are also ... More
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health

7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0007
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9780199665563
Internalizing disorders refer to problematic or harmful behaviours directed to oneself rather than to others. Although illegal drug use can be considered as an internalizing behaviour, the ... More
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Ageing: A Very Short Introduction  

Nancy A. Pachana

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Published Online: 
Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198725329
Ageing: A Very Short Introduction discusses the lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning involved in ageing. Increased lifespans have ... More
3. The psychology of ageing

3. The psychology of ageing  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0003
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9780198725329
Psychological theories of ageing encompass mental health and emotional well-being as well as changes in these states, at individual as well as interpersonal levels, associated with ... More
6. Does it work and how do we know?

6. Does it work and how do we know?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785221
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0006
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9780198708452
‘Does it work and how do we know?’ addresses some key questions: should social work be thought of as science or art? What kind of knowledge do social workers need? What should their ... More
8. A good life

8. A good life  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199590605
What do we mean by a good life? A good life must come to an end. ‘A good life’ looks at what could be said to constitute such a life. There are two fundamental parts: whether your life is ... More
Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Happiness: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel M. Haybron

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199590605
Happiness: A Very Short Introduction considers the true nature of happiness and the current thinking on the subject, from psychology to philosophy. What is happiness? Is it ... More

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