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A summary of Pope John Paul II's teaching about the respect and care due to elderly and dying persons.
Explores the pressures to seek assisted suicide that managed care may impose on persons who are terminally ill or disabled.
The Gift of Life...in the Face of Death
Stories of individuals facing death and their supportive families and friends. Includes messages from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin made shortly before his death from cancer.
A beautiful and thought-provoking documentary. Examines the spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill.
In Search of the Good Death: Euthanasia and The Way of True Mercy
Presents three touching true life stories of people who gained in their own, or a loved one's, terminal illness a deeper understanding of the beauty and meaning of human life.
Hospice Care: Transforming a Culture of Death into a Civilization of Love
The philosophy behind hospice care — offering alternative care for the terminally ill in their home or a hospice facility surrounded by family and friends.
Public policy on matters of life and death should be based on a positive attitude toward disabled and terminally ill patients, who have a right to live with dignity and with reasonable care until the moment of death.
Clarifies rights and responsibilities of care givers with regard to life-sustaining treatments.
Care for Suffering and Dying Persons
How does the church interpret the new awareness of death and dying in light of the Gospel? This question is addressed under four headings; 1) the gospel view of suffering and death, 2) the problem of determining death, 3) appropriate care of suffering and dying persons, and 4) the role of law in relation to death and dying.
The Duty to Preserve Life
A concise statement by Father John Connery, S.J., on the legal, medical, moral, theological, and pastoral aspects of death and dying.
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