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About Bioethics Volume 2

About Bioethics Volume 2

Caring for People Who are Sick or Dying

by Nicholas Tonti-Filippini
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/02/2012
  $32.95
We will all die, but few of us discuss it with those who are important to us. Many will also be confronted by disability, illness, grief and loss. How we respond to suffering says much about empathy, love and who we are. There is no doubt many people have much to endure, but illness and disability are not all doom and gloom, just different, and calling on us, perhaps, to surrender to dependence on others, and place trust in God, and trust in our love for each other. In this volume the author reflects on being pleasantly surprised with doors that have been opened through illness, that he did not know existed. There was also the discovery of resilience and a deepening and strengthening of love. The book reflects on issues that arise in illness, such as the right to know and refusal of treatment, issues at the end of life, euthanasia, artificial feeding, pain management, representation and advanced directives. It also includes discussion of the care of those with mental illness, and finally the issue of health resource allocation. While considering the range of views on these issues, this book is also very frank about the author's experiences of illness, pain and threats to life.
ISBN:
9781921421785
9781921421785
Category:
Religion & beliefs
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-02-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Connor Court Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
236
Dimensions (mm):
210x148x12mm
Weight:
0.29kg

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