• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522870930
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522870947
  • PUBLISHED:27/Feb/2017
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Ethical issues: euthanasia & right to die

Time to Die

Rodney Syme

  • Paperback $32.99
  • E-Book $14.99

Medical science now allows us to live longer than ever before. So living with pain and dying well have become major concerns for the general community, health practitioners, church groups and politicians. Should these issues be decided in private by individuals or must we legislate ethical guidelines? Rodney Syme has been an advocate for medically assisted dying for more than twenty years. In Time to Die he reflects on those living and dying in pain and shares their stories. Syme makes a powerful case for extending the right to die to those whose suffering is unbearable.

About the author

Rodney Syme became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1964. He has been president of Dying With Dignity Victoria for ten years. His book A Good Death (MUP, 2008) described some of his experiences in providing advice and medication to relieve suffering at the end of life.

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