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Deadly Compassion

Author : Rita Marker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Assisted suicide
ISBN : UOM:49015001413831

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"Ann Humphry's suicide in 1991 made headlines worldwide. One of the reasons her death was so compelling was her allegation, in her suicide note, that she was driven to kill herself by her husband, Derek Humphry, Co-founder of the Hemlock Society and author of the number-one best-seller Final Exit." "In Deadly Compassion Rita Marker relates the explosive details of this tragic death and the dark side of the euthanasia movement. Combining the shocking, true-life story of Ann's despair and suicide with compelling arguments against ever allowing the legalization of euthanasia, Rita Marker has written a book that is disturbing, moving, and thoroughly convincing." "Rita Marker tells Ann's account of her life with Derek Humphry: from their happy times together co-founding the Hemlock Society to his leaving her after she was diagnosed with cancer. Here is the story of Ann's terrible guilt after she and Derek helped her parents kill themselves - with Ann smothering her mother to death with a laundry bag when the pills didn't work - and her belief that Derek would allow her no grief and no remorse. And here too, is the story of a remarkable friendship. When Ann felt alone and abandoned, she turned to Rita Marker - having known Rita only as her most vocal opponent on the subject of legalizing euthanasia." "In Deadly Compassion, Rita Marker also explores all of the issues surrounding euthanasia - and some of the most famous right-to-die cases. She discusses in depth the career of Jack Kevorkian, who has written articles advocating medical experiments on death-row prisoners - while they are still alive. And she explains the ramifications of euthanasia in a country without adequate health insurance, like America, where people who really want to live might choose death rather than bankrupt their families." "Deadly Compassion is essential reading for anyone who has misgivings about giving doctors the right to kill. It is also the story of the senseless death of a sensitive woman who discovered that her life's work was a dreadful mistake - and who believed that the man she loved wanted her dead."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Deadly Compassion

Author : Rita Marker
Publisher : Avon Books
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1995-01-01
Category : Assisted suicide
ISBN : 0380723328

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Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Hemlock Society and its co-founder's suicide after she accused her former husband, the author of Final Exit, of abandoning her when she was diagnosed with cancer and forcing her to end her life. Reprint.

The Compassion of a Deadly Enemy

Author : David Lenga
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2019-08-20
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798617834613

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The Compassion of a Deadly Enemy by David Lenga Pdf

As an eleven year old boy, David Lenga's peaceful world in Lodz, Poland, was destroyed by war. David survived famine, disease and horrors in the Strykow and Lodz ghettos, life-and-death selections, and wonton murder in the Auschwitz death camp, epidemic outbreaks in the Kaufering labor camp, and American fighter plane attacks on transport trains, during which hundreds of his fellow Jewish prisoners lost their lives. At the age of 17, newly liberated from Nazi oppression, David re- built his life in Sweden, a stranger in a strange land, with no family, no knowledge of the local language or culture, no money and no high school education. He was, however, a well-trained custom tailor, and these talents, together with his astonishingly quick wit and "street smarts" that had allowed him to survive the war, now set him in good stead to rebuild his life, accompanied by his beautiful, loving and supportive wife Charlotte.

Cruel Compassion

Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1998-02-01
Category : Law
ISBN : 0815605102

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Cruel Compassion is the capstone of Thomas Szasz's critique of psychiatric practices. Reexamining psychiatric interventions from a cultural-historical and political-economic perspective, Szasz demonstrates that the main problem that faces mental health policy makers today is adult dependency. Millions of Americans, diagnosed as mentally ill, are drugged and confined by doctors for noncriminal conduct, go legally unpunished for the crimes they commit, and are supported by the state—not because they are sick, but because they are unproductive and unwanted. Obsessed with the twin beliefs that misbehavior is a medical disorder and that the duty of the state is to protect adults from themselves, we have replaced criminal-punitive sentences with civil-therapeutic 'programs.' The result is the relentless loss of individual liberty, erosion of personal responsibility, and destruction of the security of persons and property—symptoms of the transformation of a Constitutional Republic into a Therapeutic State, unconstrained by the rule of law. Szasz shows convincingly that not until we separate therapy from coercion—much as the founders separated theology from coercion—shall we be able to get a handle on our seemingly intractable psychiatric and social problems. No contemporary thinker has done more than Thomas Szasz to expose the myths and misconceptions surrounding insanity and the practice of psychiatry. Now, in Cruel Compassion, he gives us a sobering look at some of our most cherished notions about our humane treatment of society's unwanted, and perhaps more importantly, about ourselves as a compassionate and democratic people.

There's More to Fear than Fear Itself: Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century

Author : Izabela Dixon,Selina E.M. Doran,Bethan Michael
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 197 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2019-01-04
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781848884045

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There's More to Fear than Fear Itself: Fears and Anxieties in the 21st Century by Izabela Dixon,Selina E.M. Doran,Bethan Michael Pdf

Art as Compassion

Author : Bracha Ettinger,Rosi Huhn,Ria Verhaeghe,Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Publisher : ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
Page : 167 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Art
ISBN : 9789461170088

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Art as Compassion by Bracha Ettinger,Rosi Huhn,Ria Verhaeghe,Fundació Antoni Tàpies Pdf

Published on the occasion of exhibitions Bracha L. Ettinger: Resonance/Overlay/Interweave held June 3-July, 26, 2009 at Freud Museum, London; Bracha L. Ettinger: Fragilisation and Resistance held Aug. 21-Aug. 31, 2009 at Kuvataideakatemia (The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts), Helsinki; and Alma Matrix: Bracha L. Ettinger and Ria Verhaeghe held May 13-Aug. 1, 2010 at Fundaciao Antoni Taapies, Barcelona.

Radical Love

Author : Asa Ahimbisibwe
Publisher : FriesenPress
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2020-07-31
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781525572869

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Margaret is a successful judge, and her family seems perfect. She loves her daughter Sheila and would give the world for her. But when Sheila decides to commit suicide rather than face the wrath of her parents (especially her mother) who claims to love her so much, the family is rocked to the core. As their daughter's life hangs on by a thread in the Intensive Care Unit, her parents are forced to re-examine what it means to love.

Death and Compassion

Author : Dan Wylie
Publisher : Wits University Press
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2018-11-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781776142187

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Examines what literature reveals about human attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them Elephants are in dire straits – again. They were virtually extirpated from much of Africa by European hunters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but their numbers resurged for a while in the heyday of late-colonial conservation efforts in the twentieth. Now, according to one estimate, an elephant is being killed every fifteen minutes. This is at the same time that the reasons for being especially compassionate and protective towards elephants are now so well-known that they have become almost a cliché: their high intelligence, rich emotional lives including a capacity for mourning, caring matriarchal societal structures, that strangely charismatic grace. Saving elephants is one of the iconic conservation struggles of our time. As a society we must aspire to understand how and why people develop compassion – or fail to do so – and what stories we tell ourselves about animals that reveal the relationship between ourselves and animals. This book is the first study to probe the primary features, and possible effects, of some major literary genres as they pertain to elephants south of the Zambezi over three centuries: indigenous forms, early European travelogues, hunting accounts, novels, game ranger memoirs, scientists’ accounts, and poems. It examines what these literatures imply about the various and diverse attitudes towards elephants, about who shows compassion towards them, in what ways and why. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect. Death and Compassion is the first study to probe various literary genres. It examines what these literatures imply about human attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect.

A Therapist’s Handbook to Dissolve Shame and Defense

Author : Susan Warren Warshow
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2021-12-31
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9780429680137

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The effort to surmount shame and formidable defenses in psychotherapy can trigger shame and self-doubt in therapists. Susan Warren Warshow offers a user-friendly-guide to help therapists move past common treatment barriers. This unique book avoids jargon and breaks down complex concepts into digestible elements for practical application. The core principles of Dynamic Emotional Focused Therapy (DEFT), a comprehensive treatment approach for demonstrable change, are illustrated with rich and abundant clinical vignettes. This engaging, often lyrical handbook emphasizes "shame-sensitivity" to create the safety necessary to achieve profound interpersonal connection. Often overlooked in treatment, shame can undermine the entire process. The author explains the "therapeutic transfer of compassion for self," a relational phenomenon that purposefully generates affective expression. She introduces a three-step, robust framework, The Healing Triad, to orient therapists to intervene effectively when the winds of resistance arise. Chapters clarify: Why we focus on feelings How to identify and move beyond shame and anxiety How to transform toxic guilt into reparative actions How to disarm defenses while avoiding ruptures This book is essential reading for both advanced and newly practicing mental health practitioners striving to access the profound emotions in their clients for transformative change.

A Deadly Settlement

Author : Mel Staley
Publisher : Author House
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2010-01-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781449074708

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A detective agency in San Francisco is hired by a company called Compassion West, to work as "living benefit brokers" for death futures. In secular terms, a Viaticum Settlement means provisions for a journey. This type of settlement is used to give terminally ill patients with life insurance policies, up-front money to enjoy the last few months of their life. They can receive 60% to 80% of the policy depending on their life expectancy as determined by their medical records and doctors. The detective agency runs into problems when one of the detective's fiancee is murdered. Then finding out some of the Compassion West's clients are becoming casualties of unusual accidents.

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Author : Neil M. Gorsuch
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2009-04-12
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780691140971

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The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Neil M. Gorsuch Pdf

After assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia, Gorsuch builds a nuanced, novel, and powerful moral and legal argument against legalization, one based on a principle that, surprisingly, has largely been overlooked in the debate; the idea that human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong. At the same time, the argument Gorsuch develops leaves wide latitude for individual patient autonomy and the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and life-sustaining care, permitting intervention only in cases where an intention to kill is present.

When is it Right to Die?

Author : Joni Tada
Publisher : Rose Publishing
Page : 20 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2012-10-08
Category : End of life decisions
ISBN : 9781596365179

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When is it Right to Die? by Joni Tada Pdf

What do you do with life's toughest questions? Maybe a parent is terminally ill, or your friend is struggling with cancer. Every human has to face the last great enemy at some point in their lives: death. But when circumstances require you to make that decision early because of extraordinary circumstances or suffering health, what should you do? This pamphlet by Joni Eareckson Tada goes into detail about: What to say to someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts God's plan for your life with a disability What the Bible says about struggling through the tough questions on life and death Artificial Life support And more Answers Key Questions About Quality of Life and Human Dignity How do you find and apply wisdom from God's Word when questions arise about end-of-life matters? This practical pamphlet will help you answer the most common questions such as: What does Scripture say about life and death? My life is hell-may I end it? When is artificial life support extraordinary? And more Key Features of this Pamphlet Bible-based: Scripture-focused, this pamphlet will guide you through your journey using relevant verses Practical: have practical advice and solutions to help yourself or those you serve Compassionate: this pamphlet was written by an author that has wrestled and made peace with God over chronic pain Easy-to-Understand: avoids complicated theology and boils down biblical principles in an easy-to-read way that you can grasp in minutes! Also includes a list of common terms and their definitions from euthanasia and assisted suicide to quality of life and death with dignity About the Author Joni Eareckson Tada offers hope to people struggling with health and emotional challenges. After a 1967 diving accident left her a spinal cord-injured quadriplegic, Tada embarked on a lifelong study to make sense of suffering from God's perspective. Joni Eareckson Tada is now an international advocate for individuals with disabilities, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Joni & Friends.

The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

Author : Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 794 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 1867
Category : Great Britain
ISBN : OXFORD:590633599

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A Different Death

Author : Edward John Larson,Darrel W. Amundsen
Publisher : Intervarsity Press
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Christian ethics
ISBN : UOM:39015043810327

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A Different Death by Edward John Larson,Darrel W. Amundsen Pdf

Fueled by controversies surrounding right-to-die activists, the debate over euthanasia occupies central stage in today's social arena. This book attempts a comprehensive consideration of its historical, legal, ethical, and theological aspects.r

Rethinking Peter Singer

Author : Gordon R. Preece
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2002-01-01
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 0830826823

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Rethinking Peter Singer by Gordon R. Preece Pdf

Who is Peter Singer?What does he say about issues like abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and animal rights? What does he say about Christianity? What exactly is his philosophy?"Peter Singer is probably the world's most famous or infamous contemporary philosopher," says Gordon Preece. Recently appointed as professor of bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, Singer is best known for his book on animal rights, Animal Liberation, and for his philosophical text Practical Ethics. But underneath his seemingly benign agenda lies perhaps the most radical challenge to Christian ethics proposed in recent times.In Rethinking Peter Singer four of Singer's contemporaries, fellow Australian scholars Gordon Preece, Graham Cole, Lindsay Wilson and Andrew Sloane, grapple with Singer's views respectfully but incisively. From a straightforwardly Christian perspective, they critique Singer's thought in four major areas: abortion and infanticide, euthanasia, animal rights, and Christianity.Rethinking Peter Singer is not only for those who want to understand Singer's views but also for all who want to challenge the thinking that more and more informs our society's stance on moral issues.