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Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America
Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America by Wesley J. Smith 1893554066 9781893554061
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Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America by Wesley J. Smith

When his teenaged son Christopher, brain-damaged in a car accident, developed a 106-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor refused. Why bother? The boys life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this verdict. He demanded treatment and threatened legal action. The doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christophers temperature subsided almost immediately. Soon afterwards he regained consciousness and today he is learning to walk again. This story is one of many Wesley Smith recounts in this groundbreaking. Smith believes that American medicine is changing from a system based on the sanctity of human life into a starkly utilitarian model in which the medically defenceless are seen as having not just a right but a duty to die. Going behind the current scenes of our health care system, he shows how doctors withdraw desired care based on Futile Care Theory rather than provide it as required by the Hippocratic Oath. And how bioethicists influence policy by considering questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled.

Author: Wesley J. Smith

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 285

Publisher: Encounter Books

Publication Date: 2000-02-01

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