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A Time to Live

George Pitcher

A Time to Live

George Pitcher

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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.

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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.

-Publisher.


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A well-informed presentation of the case against assisted suicide, with reference to politics, society and medicine. This book addresses the the foundational imperative that cherishes life under all circumstances. This is about the choice of the kind of world we want to live in - a Christian heritage which is likely to be squandered. George Pitcher reaffirms the 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. We are being asked to consider the economics of suicide. Despite recent advances in palliative care there is a sad lack of investment, made worse by this callous approach. In Oregon and Holland, where euthanasia is licensed, there has been a marked fall in palliative care. George Pitcher concludes with a strong celebration of life, in which death plays its part. He argues that this approach empowers medical staff and leads to the regeneration of pastoral care.
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Meet the Author

George Pitcher

The Revd George Pitcher, an Anglican minister, is Religion Editor of Telegraph Media, and a prolific journalist. He has been Industrial Editor of The Observer and co-founded the communications consultancy Luther Pendragon.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 303506
  • Product Code 9781854249876
  • ISBN 1854249878
  • EAN 9781854249876
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Jul 2010
  • Sales Rank #90615
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.209kg

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