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Deadly Compassion

Author : Rita Marker
Publisher : Avon Books
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 54,7 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.

Deadly Compassion

Author : Rita Marker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 46,9 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 : Unknown
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Assisted suicide
ISBN : 0006380735

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The Many Faces of Virtue

Author : Donald DeMarco
Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Christian ethics
ISBN : 9780966322392

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The Many Faces of Virtue is a personable collection of 48 short essays on the virtues, each no longer than six pages. Dr. DeMarco breathes life to the virtues with both historical and living anecdotes from the lives of such as great heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Pope John Paul II, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Emily Dickinson.

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 : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2019-01-04
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781848884045

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Cruel Compassion

Author : Thomas Szasz
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1998-02-01
Category : Psychology
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.

Compassion-Justice Conflicts and Christian Ethics

Author : Albino Barrera
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2023-10-31
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781009384650

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Conflicting demands of love and justice are among the most vexing problems of social philosophy, moral theology, and public policy. They often have life-and-death consequences for millions. This book examines how and why love-justice conflicts arise to begin with and what we can do to reconcile their competing claims.

Death and Compassion

Author : Dan Wylie
Publisher : Wits University Press
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 44,8 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.

The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Author : Neil M. Gorsuch
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2009-04-12
Category : Law
ISBN : 9780691140971

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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 : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2012-10-08
Category : End of life decisions
ISBN : 9781596365179

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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.

Death, Dying and Bereavement

Author : Donna Dickenson,Malcolm Johnson,Malcolm Lewis Johnson,Jeanne Katz
Publisher : SAGE
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2000-12-08
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 0761968571

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`This second edition, which has also been edited by Samson Katz, utilizes around half of the original text, of which a significant portions has been revised and updated. The remainder comprises new material reflecting both the changes in attitudes generally towards death and dying, and also designed to meet the needs of students undertaking the revised curriculum of the K260. This book will stimulate thinking and challenge the personal views of both academics and those in practice. ...[A] valuable tool for both those new to the area of palliative and cancer care and those experienced professionals searching for a new angle on several key topics in relation to ethical issues occurring in this speciality... [A]n excellent balance of theoretical contents and moving prose... [T]his book is directed towards all professionals working in health and social care. ...This book is a must for pre-registration students wishing to gain greater understanding of the psychosocial issues faced by those with a terminal illness and their significant others' - Nurse Education Today The fully revised and updated edition of this bestselling collection combines academic research with professional and personal reflections. Death, Dying and Bereavement addresses both the practical and the more metaphysical aspects of death. Topics such as new methods of pain relief, guidelines for breaking bad news, and current attitudes to euthanasia are considered, while the mystery of death and its wider implications are also explored. A highly distinctive interdisciplinary approach is adopted, including perspectives from literature, theology, sociology and psychology. There are wide-ranging contributions from those who come into professional contact with death and bereavement - doctors, nurses, social workers and councellors. In addition there are more intimate personal accounts from carers and from bereaved people. Death, Dying and Bereavement is the Course Reader for The Open University course Death and Dying, which is offered as part of The Open University Dilpoma in Health and Social Welfare. Praise for the First Edition: `The book does give a broad overview of many of the issues around death, dying and bereavement. It raises the reader's awareness and encourages deeper investigation at every level. It is easy to reda and therefore accessible to a wide audience' - Changes `Provides a richly woven tapestry of personal, professional and literary accounts of death, dying and bereavement' - Health Psychology Update `Offers a unique collection of fascinating information, research, stories, poems and personal reflections. It is unusual to experience such a diversity of writings in one book' - Nursing Times `It brings together the knowledge and skills from a multi-occupational group and thereby offers and opportunity, to whoever reads it, to enable better experiences for those who are dying and bereaved' - Journal of Interprofessional Care `For those trying to help the dying and bereaved, this volume will inspire and move you as much as it will inform and guide your work' - Bereavement Care `Provides a unique overview, and in many areas, penetrating insights into various aspects of death, dying and bereavement. One of it's major strengths is that it brings together a wide and varied discourse on death across cultures and through time' - British Journal of Sociology

A Deadly Settlement

Author : Mel Staley
Publisher : Author House
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 49,7 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 Compassion of a Deadly Enemy

Author : David Lenga
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2019-08-20
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798617834613

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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.

Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1042 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 1897
Category : Electronic
ISBN : PSU:000060098566

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A Merciful End

Author : Ian Dowbiggin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2003-01-09
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780190288563

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While it may seem that debates over euthanasia began with Jack Kervorkian, the practice of mercy killing extends back to Ancient Greece and beyond. In America, the debate has raged for well over a century. Now, in A Merciful End, Ian Dowbiggin offers the first full-scale historical account of one of the most controversial reform movements in America. Drawing on unprecedented access to the archives of the Euthanasia Society of America, interviews with important figures in the movement today, and flashpoint cases such as the tragic fate of Karen Ann Quinlan, Dowbiggin tells the dramatic story of the men and women who struggled throughout the twentieth century to change the nation's attitude--and its laws--regarding mercy killing. In tracing the history of the euthanasia movement, he documents its intersection with other progressive social causes: women's suffrage, birth control, abortion rights, as well as its uneasy pre-WWII alliance with eugenics. Such links brought euthanasia activists into fierce conflict with Judeo-Christian institutions who worried that "the right to die" might become a "duty to die." Indeed, Dowbiggin argues that by joining a sometimes overzealous quest to maximize human freedom with a desire to "improve" society, the euthanasia movement has been dogged by the fear that mercy killing could be extended to persons with disabilities, handicapped newborns, unconscious geriatric patients, lifelong criminals, and even the poor. Justified or not, such fears have stalled the movement, as more and more Americans now prefer better end-of-life care than wholesale changes in euthanasia laws. For anyone trying to decide whether euthanasia offers a humane alternative to prolonged suffering or violates the "sanctity of life," A Merciful End provides fascinating and much-needed historical context.