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- ISBN 9781854249876
- Author PITCHER GEORGE
- Pub Date 01/07/2010
This book addresses the Christian imperative that cherishes life under all circumstances. This is about the choice of th...
This book addresses the Christian imperative that cherishes life under all circumstances.
This is about the choice of the kind of world we want to live in - Christian heritage which is likely to be squandered. Pitcher reaffirms the Christian view that death is part of life: there is a long tradition of the acceptance of suffering. By contrast, the modern alternative - right to die becomes duty to die - looks utilitarian, the culling of the weak. There are worrying implications for the provision of care - economics of suicide. Medical revolution - advances in palliative care against lack of investment. Inverse ratio in Oregon and Holland of euthanasia to palliative care. Book concludes with strong Christian celebration of all life, with death as a part of life. Empowering medical staff. Regeneration of pastoral care.