THE RIGHT TO DIE by Kathlyn Gay

THE RIGHT TO DIE

Public Controversy, Private Matter
Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Gay's extensive experience in covering controversial issues is put to good use here. Briefly but comprehensively, with plenty of real-life situations (of particular interest to teenage readers), she illuminates the pain felt by everyone involved in the choices that must be made at life's end (among many telling quotes, a hospice nurse says, ``For the first time in the 30 years that I've been a nurse, I'm thinking about my license before I think about my patient''). Gay's style makes the legal issues and organizational posturing easily understandable; advocates of all positions--right-to-lifers to Hemlock Society activists--are quoted fairly and effectively. A fully documented, well-integrated alternative to debate-style presentations--with endnotes, a bibliography, and a list of organizations to contact; index. B&w photos. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56294-325-1
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Millbrook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1993




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