When Is It Right To Die

Author by : Joni Eareckson Tada
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Description : More and more people who are terminally ill are choosing assisted suicide. When is it Right to Die? offers a different path with alternatives of hope, compassion, and death with real dignity. Joni Eareckson Tada knows what it means to wrestle with this issue and to wish for a painless solution. For the last 50 years she has been confined to a wheelchair and struggled against her own paralysis. And she sat by the bedside of her dying father, thinking, So much suffering, why not end it all quickly, painlessly? The terminally ill, the elderly, the disabled, the depressed and suicidal, can all be swept up into this movement of self-deliverance. Skip the suffering. Put a quick end to merciless pain and mental anguish. These are tempting enticements to the hurting. Joni doesn't give pat answers. Instead, she gives warm comfort from God and practical help to meet the realities for those facing death. When Is It Right to Die? tells the stories of families who have wrestled with end-of-life questions and found that death with dignity does not necessarily mean three grams of Phenobarbital in the veins. Behind every right-to-die situation is a family. A family like yours. In her warm, personal way, Joni takes the reader into the lives of families and lets them speak about assisted suicide. What they say is surprising. Whether you have a dying family member, facing moral and medical choices, or struggling with a chronic condition that feels overwhelming, this book will help you find practical encouragement and biblical advice to help you make difficult decisions. This book is revised and updated to examine the current events, trending issues, and the rising acceptance of assisted suicide in this country.


To Gently Leave This Life

Author by : Elaine Feuer
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Publisher by : Blue Danube Publishing
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Description : The concept of a “good death” has been debated since the beginning of civilization. In the 21st Century, longer lifespans and advances in medicine have resulted in new legislation regarding an individual’s “right to die.” The option to end one’s own life, when pain becomes intolerable or the quality of life is nonexistent, is an issue at the forefront of modern society. Who among us would trade places with a patient, dependent on machines and other people, for every aspect of their life? Who among us wouldn’t choose doctor-assisted death, if that option were available? During the last two decades, the states of Oregon, Washington, and Montana passed euthanasia legislation, and in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, similar end-of-life regulations were authorized. However, in 2012, two court cases examining physician-assisted death could lead to new international precedents: Gloria Taylor, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease, became the first person in Canada to be granted the “right to die” via a “personal exemption” by British Columbia’s Supreme Court; in Britain, Tony Nicklinson, who suffered from “locked-in syndrome” and could only communicate by blinking, died from pneumonia after refusing food and fluids subsequent to a High Court decision that refused to grant him assisted death. In this age of medical technology, of machines sustaining lives irrespective of quality of life and dignity, we often discount the concept of a “good death.” Allowing terminally ill people to pass on quickly and peacefully does not encroach on the civil liberties of others. Euthanasia legislation allows patients to operate within the medical system and ease their anxiety, while giving friends and family peace of mind. Assessing the quality of life, and allowing patients who suffer from debilitating pain and dependence on others to gently leave this life, gives people a dignified alternative. Read To Gently Leave This Life to learn what you need to know about end-of-life decisions. To Gently Leave This Life is the perfect reference book for the grassroots activist, legislator, and for people who are dealing with their own or a loved one’s terminal illness.


Freedom To Die

Author by : Derek Humphrey
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Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
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Description : The strength of the right-to-die movement was underscored as early as 1991, when Derek Humphry published Final Exit, the movement's call to arms that inspired literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who wished to understand the concepts of assisted suicide and the right to die with dignity. Now Humphry has joined forces with attorney Mary Clement to write Freedom to Die, which places this civil rights story within the framework of American social history. More than a chronology of the movement, this book explores the inner motivations of an entire society. Reaching back to the years just after World War II, Freedom to Die explores the roots of the movement and answers the question: Why now, at the end of the twentieth century, has the right-to-die movement become part of the mainstream debate? In a reasoned voice, which stands out dramatically amid the vituperative clamoring of the religious right, the authors examine the potential dangers of assisted suicide - suggesting ways to avert the negative consequences of legalization - even as they argue why it should be legalized.


When Is It Right To Die

Author by : Joni Eareckson
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When Is It Right To Die

Author by : Joni Eareckson Tada
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Is There A Duty To Die

Author by : James M. Humber
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The question of whether there might be a duty to die was first raised by Margaret Battin in 1987 in her ground-breaking essay, "Age Distribution and the Just Distribution of Health Care: Is There a Duty to-Die?" In 1997 the issue was reprised when two new articles appeared on the topic written by John Hardwig and the other by former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm. Given the renewed interest in the topic, as well as its undeniable importance, Biomedical Ethics Re views sought to initiate an in-depth discussion of the issue by soliciting articles and issuing a general call for papers on the topic "Is There a Duty to Die?" The twelve articles in this volume represent the ultimate fruits of those initiatives. The first seven essays in this text are sympathetic to the claim that there is a duty to die. They argue either: (a) that some form of a duty to die exists, or (b) that arguments that might be offered against the existence of such a duty cannot be sustained. By way of contrast, the last five articles in the text are critical of duty-to-die claims: The authors of the first three of these five articles attempt to cast doubt on the existence of a duty to die, and the writers of the last two essays argue that if such a duty did exist, severe problems would arise when ever we attempted to implement it.


Matters Of Life And Death

Author by : Reinder Bruinsma
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Publisher by : Pacific PressPub Assn
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Description : Dr. Reinder Bruinsma doggedly pursues answers to the great ethical and moral dilemmas of our day in Matters of Life and Death. Is war ever definsible? Is capitol punishment ever justified? Is Abortion always an abomination? These and other controversial, yet intensely real, questions ate thoughtfully addressed by Bruinsma from a decidedly Adventist-Christian viewpoint. Your convictions may be challenged. Your preconceived ideas tested. Butbe warned. If you are looking for the official position of the church on these issues, or an exhaustive scientific or philosophical treatise, you'll be disappointed. If, However, you want a biblical dicussion about how our beliefs must prepate us to handle matters of life and death, this book will provide facinating reading and cause you to prayerfully wrestle through the issues the Bible writers never had to face. - Preface. Chapter One: Life - when Does It Begin and when Does It End? What is life? What is death? How to make moral decisions. A Christian view. A suggested approach. The role of the Bible . The writings of Ellen G. White. Church statements. Conscience. Chapter Two: In the Beginning ... God. Science or religion? Science and religion? What do evolutionists say? What do creationist say? The biblical record. The roots of Adventist doctrine. Implications. Chapter Three: Modifying Life - Playing God or Benefiting Humanity? Boon or bane? What is genetic engineering? Is opposition justified? Dangers. Health and environmental risks. Is it in our genes? "My brain made me do it". Good or bad? Transplanting organs. Chapter Four: Is Abortion Always Wrong? The risk of being a fetus. What are we talking about? Life and/ or person? "Thou shalt not kill". Basic biblical principles. What does Ellen White say? The Church speaks. Conclusion. Chapter Five: How Good can a "Good Death" Be. Euthanasia in past and present. The Adventist Church speaks on euthanasia. Active versus passive. Quality of life. The right to die. A slippery slope? Suicide. Is suicide sin? Sacrifice and martyrdom. Physician-assisted suicide. A good death is preceded by a good life. Chapter Six: Sharing Life. God saw: "It was good". Contraception. Are all methods OK? Fertility treatments. At any price? Chapter seven: The Quality of Life. There is more to life than health. What is"health"? A health message. Biblical guidelines. What we eat and drink, etc. Should we all be vegetatians? When sickness strikes. Living with others. Equality of quality. Chapter Eight: Ending the Lives of Others. Christian views of war. What do Adventists say? The biblical perspective. Kingdon values. Death penalty. The Bible and capital punishment. So, what do we conclude? Chapter Nine: Animal Life. Does it matter? Moral status. Causing pain. Chapter Ten: Life After Death. An indestructible desire. Beyond death. When Christ comes. For all? God takes us seriously. Eternal gnashing of teeth. Forever safe. Chapter Eleven: Facing Death. The reality of death. Facing death in a Christian way. Being prepared - 1. Being prepared - 2. Life before death. Chapter Twelve: Life - To the Full. A value-driven life an abundant life. Living one day at a time. A victorious life. Life in Christ


Law Immunization And The Right To Die

Author by : Jennifer Jane Hardes
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Description : This thesis charts and explores the effects of a basic socio-political logic of English and Canadian case law on assisted dying. It focuses specifically on a problematic paternalism within such law and questions why judicial decisions consistently refuse to recognize so-called 'compassionate motives' for assisted death. When one ventures beyond judicial ratios, focusing instead on cases as discourses in relation to wider power-knowledge relations, one glimpses how law helps to shape and support a political rationality of neoliberalism in explicit and subtle ways. In particular, an analysis reveals how specific cases draw on concepts such as enmity, vulnerability, inviolability of persons, security of persons and of society, dignity and dependency, which feed two legal fictions - immune persons and an immune society - that reflect the individualizing, privatizing and divisive ethos of a neoliberal rationality. Referring to Esposito's (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013) insights the following thesis describes how a person may be immunized from outside interference and from an obligation toward others, just as an immune society becomes a totality of reciprocally immune persons. In this context, legal discussions centred on calls for assisted death are paradoxical. On the one hand, they draw on concepts to feed fictions that reflect a neoliberal ethos, which presents appellants as the right kind of subjects for death (i.e., they are abject enough because they threaten to challenge the legal fiction of immune persons in an immunized society). On the other, the law's concepts and fictions simultaneously makes the act of killing these subjects illegal by developing a universalizing logic of immunity that ensures subjects are divided from one another, 'protected' from any outside interference - no matter their requests. This divisive neoliberal ethos of law annuls a vibrant politics of assisted death because it is unyielding in asserting that any form of assistance for death cannot be legal, rendering its acknowledgment of how and why some persons are appropriate subjects for death somewhat beside its legal point. In conclusion, the thesis suggests how the law and legal processes might be amended as part of an 'affirmative politics' that responds to requests for assisted death differently in lieu of the critiques sets forth.


At Liberty To Die

Author by : Howard Ball
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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Description : "Ball's arguments are concise, compelling, and backed with considerable case law. This volume is highly recommended for upper-level undergraduates and above in law, philosophy, and the medical humanities interested in the 'right to die' debates. Summing up: Highly recommended." —Choice Over the past hundred years, average life expectancy in America has nearly doubled, due largely to scientific and medical advances, but also as a consequence of safer working conditions, a heightened awareness of the importance of diet and health, and other factors. Yet while longevity is celebrated as an achievement in modern civilization, the longer people live, the more likely they are to succumb to chronic, terminal illnesses. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years, with a majority of American deaths attributed to influenza, tuberculosis, pneumonia, or other diseases. In 2000, the average life expectancy was nearly 80 years, and for too many people, these long lifespans included cancer, heart failure, Lou Gehrig’s disease, AIDS, or other fatal illnesses, and with them, came debilitating pain and the loss of a once-full and often independent lifestyle. In this compelling and provocative book, noted legal scholar Howard Ball poses the pressing question: is it appropriate, legally and ethically, for a competent individual to have the liberty to decide how and when to die when faced with a terminal illness? At Liberty to Die charts how, the right of a competent, terminally ill person to die on his or her own terms with the help of a doctor has come deeply embroiled in debates about the relationship between religion, civil liberties, politics, and law in American life. Exploring both the legal rulings and the media frenzies that accompanied the Terry Schiavo case and others like it, Howard Ball contends that despite raging battles in all the states where right to die legislation has been proposed, the opposition to the right to die is intractable in its stance. Combining constitutional analysis, legal history, and current events, Ball surveys the constitutional arguments that have driven the right to die debate.


To Gently Leave This Life

Author by : Elaine Feuer
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Description : Welcome to the 2018 Updates Edition for To Gently Leave This Life: The Right To Die. I began contemplating end-of-life issues after witnessing my mother's slow and painful death from cancer. Five years ago, when I was researching and writing the first edition of this book, I anticipated many more states and countries to have enacted assisted dying legislation by now. Only six states and the District of Columbia have passed Death With Dignity laws. Only one more country, Canada, has legalized voluntary euthanasia. In 2014, the front-page story of Brittany Maynard - who was dying from brain cancer and forced to relocate to Oregon for a merciful death - seemed to reaffirm the public dialogue regarding an individual's right to die. In 2015, I was stunned when my brother was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and I chronicled our torment in Traveling In and Out of Heaven. How can it be, in 2018, so many voices near and away, crying into the night in unbearable pain - pleading for a good death, a peaceful death, a compassionate death. When I wrote about Karen Quinlan, I could not have fathomed watching my own brother being attached to a respirator, as tears flowed down my cheeks, not knowing if I'd ever hear his voice again. All I could think of was Karen Quinlan trapped to that gurgling respirator in 1975. My tears were for her, as well. In 2014, I met Professor Sean Davison at a conference for the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies in Chicago, and I was blown away by his beautiful and heartbreaking story, which I have included as a new chapter in this Updated Edition. The Last Waltz: Love, Death & Betrayal has all the elements of humanity: the good, the bad, and the ambivalent, who have chosen to walk through life with blinders since it's easier than actually caring. Sean helped his mother to die because she begged him to - her agony had become excruciating. While her son crushed morphine tablets into a glass, she somehow managed to smile and whisper, "You are a wonderful son." Sean was charged with her murder because he cared too much, because he loved her too much, because he could no longer bear to watch her suffer. To Gently Leave This Life is the perfect reference book for the grassroots activist, legislator, and for people who are dealing with their own or a loved one's terminal illness. It is my aspiration that medical aid in dying will be approved throughout the U.S. and in countries across the globe. I invite you to read To Gently Leave This Life's - 2018 Updates Edition to learn what you need to know about end-of-life decisions. Whenever possible, people deserve the right to choose a "gentle and happy" death.


The Ethics Of Assisted Death

Author by : Kenneth Cauthen
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Description : Are we ever justified in choosing to die by deliberate action? Is it ever right to aid those who request assistance in dying? These questions are widely debated today, and in this book, a nationally recognized authority in theology and ethics examines the major arguments for and against physician-assisted death. Writing from a religious perspective, Kenneth Cauthen presents explicit biblical and philosophical foundations for a cautious and reasoned case to change the current laws concerning physician-assisted suicide and physician-administered death.


Drug Use In Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

Author by : M. Pabst Battin
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia brings to the foreground of the controversy over euthanasia and assisted suicide not only the moral and legal issues, but also regulatory and empirical issues, issues of prudent public policy, and choice of drugs. You'll witness candid accounts of current practice, legal and extralegal, of drug use in assisted suicide and euthanasia, and be encouraged to objectively reexamine the issues that are at stake. With this book, you'll acquire a solid understanding of the array and complexity of the social questions faced by terminally ill patients, their physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia was chosen as one of Doody's "250 Best Health Sciences Books" for 1996! Much of the focus of Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia is on patient decisionmaking and the factors leading to a patient’s choice to hasten death. Readers learn from different medical perspectives, the key psychiatric, medical, and social factors that require assessment when terminally ill patients, such as those with AIDS or cancer, express the desire to die immediately. Readers are also introduced to issues about depression, pain, psychological distress, anxiety, organic mental disorders, and a variety of demographic and social variables. Among the important topics readers learn about are: nursing perspectives on assisted suicide and euthanasia end of life issues in patients with AIDS Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act current law on physician-assisted suicide euthanasia and euthanizing drugs in the Netherlands toxicological issues with drugs used to end life when drugs fail to end life Because euthanasia and assisted suicide do occur worldwide, it is crucial that the most appropriate, most expedient drugs be used and administered properly. This book dispels the myth, quite common in the United States, that morphine and benzodiazepines are the best drugs for ending life and points out the urgent need for research on drugs to be used for this purpose. Currently, as this book illustrates, there exists little reliable scientific data for identifying the fatal dose of a drug in humans, yet drugs are used daily to induce death, both successfully and unsuccessfully. Readers learn the many factors that can affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of a drug, and so intensify or reduce its toxicity. Drug Use in Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia acts as a guide for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, persons suffering from fatal diseases, and their families and friends as they struggle with the moral, religious, and legal issues that accompany the idea of ending a life of suffering. The authors, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, gather the facts, issues, and arguments to allow those involved in the controversy, either publicly or privately, to make the most informed decision possible.


Law Immunization And The Right To Die

Author by : Jennifer Hardes
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Law, Immunization and the Right to Die focuses on the urgent matter of legal appeals and judicial decisions on assisted death. Drawing on key cases from the United Kingdom and Canada, the book focuses on the problematic paternalism of legal decisions that currently deny assisted dying and questions why the law fails to recognize what many describe as "compassionate motives" for assisted death. When cases are analyzed as discourses that are part of a larger socio-political logic of governance, judicial decisions, it is argued here, reveal themselves as relying on the construction of neoliberal fictions – fictions that are here elucidated with reference to Michel Foucault’s theoretical insights on pastoral power and Roberto Esposito’s philosophical thesis on immunization. Challenging the socio-political logic of neoliberalism, the issue of assisted dying goes beyond the predominant legal concern with protecting – or immunizing – individuals from one another, in favor of minimal interference. This book calls for a new kind of politics: one that might affirm people and their finitude both more collectively, and more compassionately.


Euthanasia

Author by : Zakyah Basri
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Description : “Please do everything to save his life.” It is always heard at any place where care is given, although it is not said in each and every situation. Nowadays, the doctor's decision about his or her patients has become a dilemma. Is it the doctor’s duty to relieve pain and suffering even by taking the patient's life? Or should she or he respect human life and stand back, waiting for the nature to take its course? Some people argue that in certain circumstances killing someone to relieve his or her suffering should be considered as a mercy killing, while others believe that letting someone die naturally is a matter of respecting human life. This book presents a simplistic way of thinking in a very complicated debate. It is about euthanasia, a topic which has been generally ignored and, unfortunately, in many countries has been misused or neglected. In fact, this book will show the exact meaning of the term “mercy killing” and the various types that exist. It will also describe the attitudes of many countries and the beliefs of different religions, as well as medical and social views about euthanasia.


Asking To Die Inside The Dutch Debate About Euthanasia

Author by : David C. Thomasma
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal, and doctors can openly and intentionally end the life of their patients. This book addresses the debate among Dutch physicians, policy-makers, lawyers, and bioethicists, as well as families, using academic papers as well as personal experiences.


On Dying Well

Author by : Church of England. Board for Social Responsibility
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Description : An investigation of the moral, theological, clinical and legal arguments for and against voluntary euthanasia. It considers real cases, locating the issues in their clinical context, and concludes that the case for legalizing voluntary euthanasia is not one that can be supported.


A Good Death

Author by : Sandra Martin
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Publisher by : Harper Perennial
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Description : We can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions will have the right to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. That much is clear. The challenge now is to pass legislation that reflects this landmark decision and develop regulations that reconcile the Charter rights of both doctors and patients. If we get the balance right between compassion for the suffering and protection of the vulnerable, between individual choice and social responsibility, we can set an example for the world. A Good Death is timely, engaging and inspiring. In taking on our ultimate human right, award-winning journalist Sandra Martin charts the history of the right-to-die movement here and abroad through the personal stories of brave campaigners like Sue Rodriguez, Brittany Maynard and Gloria Taylor. Martin weighs the evidence from permissive jurisdictions such as the Netherlands, Oregon, California, Switzerland and Quebec and portrays her own intellectual and emotional journey through the tangled legal, medical, religious and political documentation concerning terminal sedation, slippery slopes and the sanctity of life. Modern death has become a wrenching political dilemma, one that becomes more pressing as the population ages. A Good Death confronts our fears about dying, our struggle for meaning and our dread of being trapped by voracious medical technology in a nightmare world that has abandoned caring in pursuit of curing, no matter the cost or the suffering to patients and their families. A Good Death asks the tough question none of us can avoid: How do we want to die? The answer will change your life—and your death.


Euthanasia

Author by : Derek Humphry
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Publisher by : National Hemlock Society
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An Act Of Love

Author by : Marie Fleming
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Description : Marie Fleming became a household name in Ireland with her trail-blazing campaign for the right to die with dignity, when she took a landmark case against the Irish State to lift the ban on assisted suicide. But behind the Multiple Sclerosis sufferer's brave fight lay a remarkable life story known to few. From her young years growing up in Donegal, as she struggled to keep her family together after her mother left, to her battle to keep her own baby - born when Marie was still a teenager - to her later quest for education and self-betterment against the odds, An Act of Love is an unforgettable story of ambition, of sorrow, and of life lived to the full. In it, she also describes coming to terms with MS and the ordeal of her later court case. Completed just before Marie's death in late 2013, most of all, this is a story of the power of abiding love.


Euthanasia And Patristic Tradition

Author by : Ioannis Bekos
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Publisher by : ISD LLC
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Description : The aim of the book is to contribute to the development of Christian bioethics. Particularly, it constitutes a Christian critique of the sovereign bioethics - he kind of bioethics that shapes the relevant discussions in the public arena, and unjustifiably imposes particular values, boundaries and conditions on the discussion relevant to bioethical dilemmas - with special reference to the issues surrounding euthanasia. This critique is made, firstly, on the ground of the assumption that all theories of human existence, including sovereign bioethics share a common ground - all theories serve their own needs of self-presentation through presenting their subjective principles as objective and therefore as appropriate for power claims over human life. This is exemplified through a thorough analysis of the current discussion on euthanasia. Such a procedure is an innovative way on how current bioethics should be examined and evaluated. Such a critique of the sovereign bioethics is further developed on the ground of the patristic tradition and particularly the works of John Damascene and Symeon the New Theologian. Within such a context, the fundamental elements of a Christian anthropology regarding the constitution of man, the character of pain and death as well as the importance of the free will in man are discussed. This discussion is culminated in the presentation of the character of the Christian voluntary death along with its implications from a bioethical point of view.


Preparing To Die

Author by : Andrew Holecek
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Publisher by : Shambhala Publications
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Description : We all face death, but how many of us are actually ready for it? Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business. Part One shows how to prepare one's mind and how to help others, before, during, and after death. The author explains how spiritual preparation for death can completely transform our relationship to the end of life, dissolving our fear and helping us to feel open and receptive to letting go in the dying process. Daily meditation practices, the stages of dying and how to work with them, and after-death experiences are all detailed in ways that will be particularly helpful for those with an interest in Tibetan Buddhism and in Tibetan approaches to conscious dying. Part Two addresses the practical issues that surround death. Experts in grief, hospice, the funeral business, and the medical and legal issues of death contribute chapters to prepare the reader for every practical concern, including advance directives, green funerals, the signs of death, warnings about the funeral industry, the stages of grief, and practical care for the dying. Part Three contains heart-advice from twenty of the best-known Tibetan Buddhist masters now teaching in the West. These brief interviews provide words of solace and wisdom to guide the dying and their caregivers during this challenging time. Preparing to Die is for anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death from a Buddhist perspective, both spiritually and practically. It is also for those who want to learn how to help someone else who is dying, both during the time of illness and death as well as after death.


Euthanasia Abortion Death Penalty And Religion The Right To Life And Its Limitations

Author by : Hans-Georg Ziebertz
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Description : This book considers how the termination of life might be accepted in the view of a general obligation to protect life. It features more than 10 papers written by scholars from 14 countries that offer international comparative empirical research. Inside, readers will find case studies from such areas as: India, Chile, Germany, Italy, England, Palestine, Lithuania, Nigeria, and Poland. The papers focus on three limitations of the right to life: the death penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. The contributors explore how young people understand and evaluate the right to life and its limitations. The book presents unique empirical research among today's youth and reveals that, among other concepts, religiosity matters. It provides insight into the acceptance, perception, and legitimation of human rights by people from different religious and cultural backgrounds. This investigation rigorously tests for inter-individual differences regarding political and judicial rights on religious grounds, while controlling for other characteristics. It will help readers better understand the many facets of this fundamental, yet controversial, philosophical question. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, as well as general readers searching for answers.


Euthanasia

Author by : Peter Kurti
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Description : Mounting pressure to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia is a one-way ratchet asserting the primacy of individual choice. Euthanasia advocates insist nothing can ever outweigh that choice. But in this book, Peter Kurti argues these demands need to be resisted because of the impact individual choice about assisted suicide will have on wider society -- on the family, on friends, on the local community. Legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide enshrines in law a rejection of the duties we owe to others and the claims others have upon us. It will destroy family relationships, damage the trust we place in the medical profession, and corrode the bonds of civil society forged between individuals within communities. In his answers to seven key questions about euthanasia and assisted suicide, Kurti argues that when society permits some of its citizens to be killed, it tears the fabric of community and threatens to put the culture itself to death.


The Revival Of Death

Author by : Julian Anthony Walter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Neither traditional religion nor modern medical procedures make sense of the personal experience of many who are dying or bereaved. In response, there has been a massive revival of interest in developing new ways of talking about death. This revival, while reinstating some traditional practices and retaining medical expertise, seeks ultimate authority elsewhere: in the individual self. The new death is personal, facilitated by palliative care, the life-centred funeral, and bereavement counselling. How, though, are people to know how to die and to grieve? Is the modern self able to make free choices here? What role do professional carers and their theories play in shaping the experiences of people who are dying or bereaved? How do such people learn from each other? To what extent are they influenced by stereotypical ideas of the good death? Is it possible for the self to be in control when the body has lost control? Can the unique personality of the deceased be incorporated into traditional funeral ritual? This is the first book comprehensively to examine the revival of death as a subject and relate it to theories of modernity and postmodernity. The book will interest not only social scientists but anyone learning to care for the dying, the dead or the bereaved.


Canadian Welfare

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Death Dying

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 62
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Encyclopedia Of Religion In American Politics

Author by : George Kurian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Total Read : 95
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Description : Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.


Christianity

Author by : Joanne Cleave
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
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Total Read : 45
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Description : This title covers many of the key topics taught in classrooms today.


The Dying Patient

Author by : Rita E. Caughill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Little Brown & Company
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Total Read : 30
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Description : Discusses the social and psychological dimensions of death and dying and the ways in which nurses can provide thoughtful, sympathetic care to the dying patient and his family