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    DescriptionA Good Death is a candid and provocative account of the experiences of many terminally ill people Dr Rodney Syme has assisted to end their lives. Over the past thirty years Syme has challenged the law on voluntary euthanasiaandmdash;at first clandestinely and now publiclyandmdash;risking prosecution in doing so. He again risks prosecution for writing this book. A Good Death is a moving journey with those who came to Syme for help, and a meditation on what it means in our culture to confront death. It is also a doctor's personal story about the moral dilemmas and ethical choices he faces working within the grey areas of the law. In this important book, Rodney Syme argues for the end of the unofficial 'conspiracy' of silence within the medical profession and the decriminalisation of voluntary euthanasia in Australia. Through Syme's determination to tell the stories of those who he has assisted to die with dignity, A Good Death also draws wider lessons of value for those who find themselves in a similar situation.


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    Title
    A Good Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rodney Syme
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780522855036
    ISBN 10: 0522855032
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    LC classification: HQ
    BISAC V2.8: MED042000, SOC036000, MED050000
    DC22: 179.7
    Thema V1.0: JHBZ
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Melbourne University Press
    Imprint name
    Melbourne University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Carlton
    Author Information
    Rodney Syme has been in medical practice for forty-five years, primarily as a urological surgeon. He was Chair of the Victorian Section of the Urological Society of Australasia in 1990-92, and chair of the Urology Study Group of the Cancer Council of Victoria in 1992-94. He has had extensive experience with cancer patients and with people with severe spinal injuries. He has been an advocate for physician-assisted dying for nearly twenty years, and the President of the Dying With Dignity Victoria for ten years.