Book Review: Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The “Euthanasia Programs

Book Review: Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The “Euthanasia Programs Book Reviews 183 References Pitre, T. M. 2009, November. “Palliative Sedation at the End of Life: Uses and Abuses.” The Linacre Quarterly Jansen, L. A., and D. P. Sulmasy 2002. “Proportionality, 76, no. 4: 390–407. Terminal Suffering and the Restorative Goals of Med- icine.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 23:321–37. Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The “Euthanasia withdrawal of feedings for patients with severe Programs”. By Susan Benedict, and Linda Shields. brain injuries or dementia, legalized abortion, the Routledge Studies in Modern European History. increasing acceptance of physician-assisted suicide, London: Routledge, 2014. 266 + xvi pp. ISBN: and other ethical problems arising from new 978-0-415896-65-8. technologies. As the editors themselves state: “One important aim of this book is to prevent the Nazi crimes Reviewed by: Nancy Valko, RN, National Association happening again. As with many studies of the of Prolife Nurses, Washington, DC, USA Holocaust and the Nazi era, the keys remain educa- DOI: 10.1177/0024363918766141 tion and exposure to the reality of what occurred. Lobbying for the return of history as a permanent In my nursing education during the 1960s, the Nazi component of all curricula should be high on the euthanasia program was covered during a class but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Linacre Quarterly SAGE

Book Review: Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The “Euthanasia Programs

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SAGE Publications
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© Catholic Medical Association 2018
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0024-3639
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Book Reviews 183 References Pitre, T. M. 2009, November. “Palliative Sedation at the End of Life: Uses and Abuses.” The Linacre Quarterly Jansen, L. A., and D. P. Sulmasy 2002. “Proportionality, 76, no. 4: 390–407. Terminal Suffering and the Restorative Goals of Med- icine.” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 23:321–37. Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The “Euthanasia withdrawal of feedings for patients with severe Programs”. By Susan Benedict, and Linda Shields. brain injuries or dementia, legalized abortion, the Routledge Studies in Modern European History. increasing acceptance of physician-assisted suicide, London: Routledge, 2014. 266 + xvi pp. ISBN: and other ethical problems arising from new 978-0-415896-65-8. technologies. As the editors themselves state: “One important aim of this book is to prevent the Nazi crimes Reviewed by: Nancy Valko, RN, National Association happening again. As with many studies of the of Prolife Nurses, Washington, DC, USA Holocaust and the Nazi era, the keys remain educa- DOI: 10.1177/0024363918766141 tion and exposure to the reality of what occurred. Lobbying for the return of history as a permanent In my nursing education during the 1960s, the Nazi component of all curricula should be high on the euthanasia program was covered during a class but

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Published: May 1, 2018

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