Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide:
Killing or Caring?
In this brief but informative work, author Michael Manning describes the historical background
and conceptual framework within which the current debate over euthanasia and physician-assisted
suicide is taking place. While the Roman Catholic position is explored in some detail, the book
also addresses the arguments stemming from both philosophical and medical considerations. Using
concise, nontechnical language, the author explains the arguments for and against euthanasia and
physician-assisted suicide in a clear and evenhanded manner. This book provides an excellent
overview for readers who are new to the controversy as well as those readers who wish to deepen
their understanding of a complex area of debate.