I would like gratefully to acknowledge the assistance I have received from several colleagues in writing this book. Professor Luke Gormally, Dr Helen Watt, Wendy Hiscox and Bobbie Sidhu read the whole book in draft; Professor John Finnis, Wesley Smith and Karin Clark read parts. All made helpful suggestions. Wendy Hiscox also checked the references.
Thanks also go to the editors and publishers of several academic books and journals who gave permission to reproduce the following material and thereby bring it to a wider readership. Chapter 4 was published in Donna Dickenson and Mike Parker (eds.),The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook (2001) 27, and chapters 6 and 19 appeared in the Law Quarterly Review ((1997) 113 LQR 481). Much of Part III was published as two chapters in Luke Gormally (ed.),Euthanasia, Clinical Practice and the Law (1994), a paper in the Law Quarterly Review ((1992) 108 LQR 51), a paper in (1994) 6(1)Bioethics Research Notes 1, and a paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics ((1999) 25(1)J Med Ethics 16). I should also like to thank the co-author of this paper, Professor Henk Jochemsen, for permission to reproduce it in this book, where it appears as chapter 12. Chapter 20 first appeared in Legal Studies ((2000) 20(1)Legal Stud 66).
It is also a pleasure to thank the ever-efficient, courteous and unflappable staff at the Squire Law Library, not least David Wills and Peter Zawada.
Finally, I should also like to thank Finola O'Sullivan and Jennie Rubio at Cambridge University Press: Finola for welcoming the book's conception, Jennie for assisting its delivery. Margaret Deith took the pain out of copyediting. Neil de Cort smoothed the production process.
Despite the help I have received from colleagues, I remain solely responsible for the book's argument and accuracy.