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Right to Die? The Dax Cowart Case

Description: The Right to Die? CD-ROM examines the ethical, moral and legal issues of the Dax Cowart case. Dax Cowart was injured in an accident during the 1970s and required regular medical treatment in order to stay alive; a legal case resulted when he requested that treatment be discontinued. The CD-ROM uses video footage of interviews with Dax and other key characters in the case, and other illustrative materials, to build a picture of the ethical issues which were raised. The program can be used in two ways. Choosing 'Guided Inquiries' the user follows a directed, linear route through the sections of material, assessing the issues of the case and making decisions which are recorded within the package, and which direct the user towards making a final decision. Secondly, the user can draw upon the 'Archives' for additional reference materials, including details of other relevant legal cases. The user can refer back to their decisions, and any additional notes which they make, at any point. The multi-user version of the CD-ROM comes with a 96 page Teacher's Guide, which includes detailed suggestions for classroom use.

Requirements: PC running Windows 3.1 or higher with at least 8 MB RAM and a CD-ROM drive; Apple Macintosh running System 7.0 or higher with at least 8 MB RAM and a CD-ROM drive.

Further information: from the publisher's web site at http://www.routledge.com/routledge/indepth/dax_main.html

Distributor: Routledge Publishers, 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE. Tel. 0171 583 9855. Fax. 0171 842 2303. Email: info.dax@routledge.com

Price: £35 + VAT (single-user copy). Contact distributor for prices for multi-user version.

Version available at CTI Centre: 1.0.

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