Issues of the Ends of Life

Part 1 ~ Notes on the Ends of Life suicide and then would be assisted to complete the termination of life. And that is a legitimate concern. This view is often put forward by people who are advocates for the rights of disabled people.

Author: David Buley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426912528

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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The Segelberg Lecture Series explores the intersection of religious faith and public policy. This book contains the lectures of the Trusts fi rst series, which were focused on The Ends of Life. Dalhousie Universitys School of Public Administration managed the series through a lecture committee under the able leadership of the former Dean of Dalhousie Law School, Professor Innis Christie, Q.C.

Finding Dignity at the End of Life

The principle of moksha in Hinduism describes this beautifully. It is said that “When life ends and desire remains, it is death and when desire ends and life remains, it is moksha.” The pursuit of spiritual liberation ...

Author: Kathleen D. Benton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000172911

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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Finding Dignity at the End of Life discusses the need for palliative care as a human right and explores a whole-person methodology for use in treatment. The book examines the concept of palliative care as a holistic human right from the perspective of multiple aspects of faith, ideology, culture, and nationality. Integrating a humanities-based approach, chapters provide detailed discussions of spirituality, suffering, and healing from scholars from around the world. Within each chapter, the authors address a different cultural and religious focus by examining how this topic relates to questions of inherent dignity, both ethically and theologically, and how different spiritual lenses may inform our interpretation of medical outcomes. Mental health practitioners, allied professionals, and theologians will find this a useful and reflective guide to palliative care and its connection to faith, spirituality, and culture.

Ethics at the End of Life

Introduction This handbook is about the ethics of end-of-life care. Any moral duty toward someone near the end of life comes to an end when life itself comes to an end. But when does human life end? The answer may seem obvious, ...

Author: John Davis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317541479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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The 14 chapters in Ethics at the End of Life: New Issues and Arguments, all published here for the first time, focus on recent thinking in this important area, helping initiate issues and lines of argument that have not been explored previously. At the same time, a reader can use this volume to become oriented to the established questions and positions in end of life ethics, both because new questions are set in their context, and because most of the chapters—written by a team of experts—survey the field as well as add to it. Each chapter includes initial summaries, final conclusions, and a Related Topics section. TABLE OF CONTENTS John K. Davis, "Introduction" Geoffrey Scarre, "Is it possible to be better off dead?" Taylor W. Cyr, "How Does Death Harm the Deceased?" Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, "The Significance of an Afterlife" Jens Johansson, "The Severity of Death" John K. Davis, "Defining Death" James Stacey Taylor, "Autonomy, Competence, and End of Life" Eric Vogelstein, "Deciding for the Incompetent" Paul T. Menzel, "Change of Mind: An Issue for Advance Directives" Nancy S. Jecker, "Medical Futility and Respect for Patient Autonomy" Paul T. Menzel, "Refusing Lifesaving Medical Treatment and Food and Water by Mouth" Thomas S. Huddle, "Suicide, Physician-Assisted Suicide, the Doing-Allowing Distinction and Double Effect" Michael Cholbi, "Grief and End of Life Surrogate Decision-making" Bruce Jennings, "Solidarity near the End of Life: The Promise of Relational Decision-making in the Care of the Dying" Colin Farrelly, "Justice and the Aging of the Human Species"

Physician s Guide to End of life Care

For many patients and families, relentless disease progression and increasing disability gradually erode denial of the approach of life's end. As with Mr. Baker's appreciation of the hospice chaplain's visits, interest in and openness ...

Author: Lois Snyder

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 9781930513280

Category: Medical

Page: 267

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Patients want better end-of-life care, and physicians want to provide it. But in a society where high-tech interventions are often emphasized, moving from curative treatment to comfort care is sometimes difficult. Often, patients in the last phase of life want both continued aggressive treatments and the benefits of palliative measures. Many physicians have never been trained in palliative measures and end-of-life care. It is a challenging area but one in which clinicians can enhance the quality of life for seriously ill patients.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Global Views on Choosing to End Life

... is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life. ... for example, who were poor, elderly, or disabled—from, in this context, end-of-life abuse; and finally, ...

Author: Michael J. Cholbi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836800

Category: Psychology

Page: 409

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This book addresses key historical, scientific, legal, and philosophical issues surrounding euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States as well as in other countries and cultures. • Addresses the extended history of debates regarding the ethical justifiability of assisted suicide and euthanasia • Analyzes assisted suicide and euthanasia in many cultural, philosophical, and religious traditions • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject, including coverage of topics such as the depictions of assisted dying in popular culture, that enables a more complete understanding of the emotionally charged controversy surrounding this subject • Spotlights the latest medical and scientific developments in euthanasia and examines the role of technology in the ethical debates on assisted dying

Soul Support Spiritual Encounters at Life s End

Often, especially at the end of life, you will be able to sleep in your loved one's room or just down the hall. An advocate is essential for someone who is dying in an institution. Be that advocate! Seek and find good and caring people ...

Author: Joan Paddock Maxwell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498244534

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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A young dancer's last hope--a bone marrow transplant--has failed. A homeless man, in the final stages of AIDS, refuses to speak. A newly retired woman has just received a terminal diagnosis and is wailing in despair. What can we learn about death, dying, and the human spirit as we journey with a hospital chaplain into sickrooms like these? Soul Support tells true stories of people coming to terms--or not--with their final days. It offers intimate, behind-the-scenes accounts of the many ways patients, their families and friends, and hospital staff all deal with death and dying. It speaks to readers reflecting on their own mortality or the life-threatening illness of a loved one, and tells of the sometimes-astonishing events that can occur when people are in their last hours of life. The book tells not only their stories, but also the chaplain's. It relates how she listened and learned and stumbled and grew. Soul Support speaks to believers and nonbelievers alike, providing information, inspiration, and hope.

Life Does Not End Here

Remember, if you cannot do anything for your own sake, don't think that your life ends. Life does not end here!! Do not forget that if you live only for yourself you die and if you live for others you live!!” Taara opened the book and ...

Author: Rajesh Balkrushna Domale

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781642491722

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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This is the story of Taara, the main protagonist of this novel, whose entire life becomes an example of an ideological inspiration to the generations to come! This is a story of a man who sacrifices everything for the sake of humanity. This story revolves around Taara's struggles for his dreams. And when he fails to reach his goals, how he reacts towards life. The central theme is woven around the concept of optimism and the story works like motivational chapters that tells everyone how a common man who is neglected can win the world with his values and virtues. This is the story of a real hero who teaches the world not to give in to problems or frustrations in life. Life Does Not End Here, is a message to the world to fight bravely with optimism.

End of Life Choices for Cancer Patients

4 On the one hand, an entirely reversible trigger, such as an acute bacterial infection, can be aborted easily and ends the chain without iatrogenic consequence, so the person is back to full health.

Author: Ruth E Board

Publisher: EBN Health

ISBN: 9780995595446

Category: Medical

Page: 74

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Legal change on the provision of assisted dying by healthcare professionals has occurred in a substantial number of jurisdictions. This work brings together contributions on end of life choices from experienced professionals from oncology disciplines, palliative care, law, nursing and professions allied to medicine. The goals are: • To better inform cancer care professionals and the wider community about developments in choices in end of life care for cancer patients internationally. • To better answer questions from patients and respond to their requests, including questions about and requests for assisted dying in countries where it is legal. • To have a balanced and well-informed dialogue about choices available to patients, without developing a formal policy position on change in law. • To provide a basis of information for future educational activities.

Approaching the End of Life

And she writes convincingly that the best moment to begin preparing for our inevitable end is right now, with close attention to the troubles and grace that make up both a good life and a holy death.” —The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson, ...

Author: Donna Schaper

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442238251

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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In her more than forty years as a minister, Rev. Donna Schaper has been approached hundreds of times by people wanting to know how to prepare for the end of life in both practical and spiritual matters. Countless others have turned to her for guidance on how to handle the death of a loved one. From making a will and planning a memorial service to finding peace in the toughest circumstances, Approaching the End of Life offers practical and spiritual guidance to anyone wrestling with the end of a life. With sensitivity and humor Rev. Schaper helps readers face aging and mortality with freedom rather than fear. She encourages readers to find a spiritual home of some kind—even if it is far from the doors of a church—and offers helpful suggestions on memorials and funeral services that will be well suited to the departed while serving the loved ones in their grief and celebration. The book also includes practical resources such as a service planning checklist, a template for a funeral or memorial service, and more.

Regulating the End of Life

Humans have rules which protect the right to life. However, there are no rules which protect the right to death, even in very old age when someone has no quality of life and wants their life to end. The default position is that humans ...

Author: Sue Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000439496

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Death Rights is a collection of cutting-edge chapters on assisted dying and euthanasia, written by leading authors in the field. Providing an overview of current regulation on assisted dying and euthanasia, both in the UK and internationally, this book also addresses the associated debates on ethical, moral and rights issues. It considers whether, just as there is a right to life, there should also be a right to death, especially in the context of unbearable human suffering. The unintended consequences of prohibitions on assisted dying and euthanasia are explored, and the argument put forward that knowing one can choose when and how one dies can be life-extending, rather than life-limiting. Key critiques from feminist and disability studies are addressed. The overarching theme of the collection is that death is an embodied right which we should be entitled to exercise, with appropriate safeguards, as and when we choose. Making a novel contribution to the debate on assisted dying, this interdisciplinary book will appeal to those with relevant interests in law, socio-legal studies, applied ethics, medical ethics, politics, philosophy, and sociology.