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End Of Life Choices

Author : Fiona Randall
ISBN : 9780199547333
Genre : Medical
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Palliative care is undergoing a period of rapid change, both in perceptible ways such as legislation, policy, and clinical guidelines, but also in its philosophy and ethics. There is ambiguity surrounding even the definitions used, ranging from palliative care, to supportive care, to end of life care. Randall and Downie propose that the uncertainties in the current thinking on end of life care may change the two ethical (and legal) principles on which modern medical care has been built -that practitioners must obtain the informed consent of the patient for treatment, and that practitioners must seek the best health interests of their patients. They will examine a wide range of issues, themes and contradictions prevalent in modern palliative/end of life care. These include: choice, assisted suicide, roles and values, responsibility, rights, Advance Care Plans, withdrawal and withholding of treatment, advocacy, the Mental Capacity Act, best interests, definitions, and the newDepartment of Health End of Life Care Strategy. This Palliative care is undergoing a period of rapid change in perceptible ways through legislation, policy, and clinical guidelines, but also in its philosophy and ethics. End of Life Choices: Consensus and Controversies examines a wide range of issues, themes and contradictions prevalent in modern palliative/end of life care. These include: choice, assisted suicide, roles and values, responsibility, rights, Advance Care Plans, withdrawal andwithholding of treatment, advocacy, the Mental Capacity Act, best interests, definitions, and the new Department of Health End of Life Care Strategy. Split into two sections, End of Life Choices: Consensus and Controversies provides guidance through the ethical minefield that has developed for doctors and nurses who care for patients towards the end of life. The first section discusses some of the issues of end of life care as they are still widely encountered by GPs, nurses and hospitalclinicians. It presents a mainly consensus view on patient choice, consent, life-prolonging treatment and symptom relief, including sedation. The second section discusses some current controversies, such as advance care planning, preferred place of care and death, physician assisted suicide, and extended ideas of 'best interests', including the idea that there are therapeutic duties to the relatives of patients. Additional online resources outline the common ethical theories and the vocabularyused in ethical theory which will be useful for readers who are taking part in training courses. The authors hope that this book will provide a guide through the complexity of clinical situations and current regulations, and also stimulate informed debate on current controversial issues. It will be of use to all those involved in care of the terminally ill, both specialists and those outside the current palliative care domain, as well as policy makers, researchers and ethicists.

Life Choices

Author : Linda Weber
ISBN : 9781591811749
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the spiritual essence of abortion, its historical context, and the empowering lessons of the abortion experience. Abortion can help anyone learn the importance of making conscious choices about how we live our lives. It opens the way to greater connection with life, love, death, and power. It is a rite of passage from identifying as a victim to knowing from the heart. It is a legitimate experience. The essentially pro-life nature of abortion asks us to learn to accept death as part of the flow of life. Misunderstanding and denying the importance of death in life is one of the main reasons for the ferocious "abortion wars". Making conscious choices about pregnancy shows us how we are part of nature, not separate from it. Coming to grips with abortion, both individually and collectively, is a step down the road to taking responsibility for the well being of all life. Women are rising and becoming empowered on a world scale. This book explains how this natural historical development is guided by experiences that put us in direct conflict with limited definitions of ourselves, which can keep us tied to the ways of patriarchy. For many women, having an abortion is fraught with conflicts about personal worth. When the issues are faced and worked through, personal pain transforms into personal power. Embracing the power to carry through with or turn back pregnancy empowers women to bring love into the world in new and stronger ways.

Life Choices Life Changes

Author : Dina Glouberman
ISBN : 0340826770
Genre : Imagery (Psychology)
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Everything we create in life begins as an image in the mind, whether it's a passionate affair or a new business venture. But the power of images goes well beyond illustrating the 'germ of an idea'; used in its full capacity, it has the potential to transform us all. In her bestselling classic LIFE CHOICES, LIFE CHANGES, Dr Dina Glouberman explains how each of us can use the incredibly effective practice of imagework as a self-help tool to uncover our own personal vision for changing our life for the better. Her innovative approach synthesises imagery, visualisation and counselling techniques, and provides the practical techniques for understanding where we are now in our life, and how to get to where we want to be. Infinitely applicable to all areas of life - from self-image, relationships and health to work and managing money, it is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to make the best of themselves.

Life Choices

Author : Phil Carradice
ISBN : 1412918170
Genre : Psychology
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Includes CD-Rom 'Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile..teachers, parents and carers worry that the decisions that children and young people make might be unwise or dangerous' - Bertrand Russell 'You'd be hard pushed to find a better decision-making programme than this excellent set of books... This series will undoubtedly kick-start conversation, prod thinking and stimulate classroom debate' - Times Educational Supplement Magazine Decision making is a skill involving both a cognitive and an affective process. The ability to: - recognize the thoughts and feelings; - consider the consequences; - choose the best outcome; is a highly valued facility leading to resilience, achievement and responsibility. The skill can be taught and in these three volumes the authors provide all the materials needed to teach a course on decision making at each age level. The programme provides a menu of stories related to the real life experiences of the young people. Topics are selected to be age appropriate and the series includes: - Stealing; - Lying; - Social behaviours; - Risks; - Justice; - Loss, Grief and Bereavement; - Prejudice; - First love; - Disability; - Leaving home; - Family relationships. The teacher notes indicate 'stopping points' where reflection and discussion is encouraged. A choice of endings is offered or the young people can develop their own ideas about what might happen next. The course can be introduced at any age or used to develop the skills through school life from early years to the teens. Other books in the series include Margaret Collins's First Choices and Phil Carradice's Good Choices

Life S Choices

Author : AE. Roud
ISBN : 9781487412555
Genre : Fiction
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When life throws a contemporary Viking Princess a curveball, she uses her limited choices, fulfills a promise and brings about her dreams, to the detriment of those who thought to tear her down. Sold to hated rivals for a peace accord, Desi uses her knowledge and womanly talents to survive. Years pass and events bring forth a hard truth. A secret family, her full freedom, and the love of the man she spurned years before, waits for her if she survives a deadly face-to-face encounter and a broken tree limb.

Essential Life Choices

Author : Eleanor Noss Whitney
ISBN : 0314476865
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Condensed version of Life Choices: Health Concepts and Strategies (1988). Presents only the scientific principles that enable students to apply health information. The disease-oriented medical information and discussions on drugs are modified. More information is presented on illicit drugs and greater focus on addiction in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse chapters. This shorter book is easily covered in quarter courses.

Life Choices

Author : Joseph H. Howell
ISBN : 1589013603
Genre : Medical
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An authoritative introduction to bioethics, Life Choices examines a comprehensive range of ethical questions and brings together some of the most probing and instructive essays published in the field. Some of the articles are classics in the literature of bioethics, while others address current issues. Topics include moral decision making, abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, life-sustaining technologies, organ transplantation, reproductive technologies, and the allocation of health care resources. This second edition features new sections on the goals and allocation of medicine and on the cloning of human beings. It also includes new articles on genetics, the duty to die, and ethical theory. Written by the foremost authorities in bioethics, Life Choices provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. Instructors who have used the first edition as a text will welcome this new, updated edition. Scholars and health care practitioners will find it useful as a valuable reference on a wide range of bioethical issues.

The Right Road

Author : Gwen Wagstrom Halaas
ISBN : 1451409192
Genre : Religion
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Many clergy are in startlingly bad health. Not only do they regularly report depression, stress, and serious family and financial problems, they also exhibit higher than normal incidences of obesity, high cholesterol levels, inactivity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. How effective can professionals in ministry be with such debilities and vulnerabilities? Are clergy too busy helping others to take care of themselves? Gwen Halaas's caring and savvy book addresses clergy health directly: clergy have a spiritual as well as physical need to care for themselves, to live to the fullest, to ensure that they enjoy the life and gifts God gave them. Building her brief, practical book around the wellness wheel, Halaas emphasizes not just healthy eating but a whole array of life-affirming choices for clergy. Halaas provides the tools for clergy to choose growth and well-being over burnout and decline. With this practical and upbeat volume, clergy can begin to put their own lives in perspective and ''keep [themselves] in training for a godly life'' (1 Timothy 4:7).

Teachers Identities And Life Choices

Author : Pattie Luk-Fong
ISBN : 9789814021814
Genre : Education
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This book discusses issues related to teachers’ identities and life choices when globalisation and localisation are enmeshed. It examines how competing cultural traditions and contexts acted as resources or/and constraints in framing teachers’ identities and their negotiations in the family and the work domains according to their gender positioning, their roles in the family such as husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter and roles in the school such as principal, senior teacher or regular teacher. Contrary to an essentialist approach to identity and culture, teachers’ stories show that their identities and life choices were hardly free choices; but were often part and parcel of the culture and contexts in which they were embedded. Teachers’ identities are found to be fluid, complex, hybrid and multifaceted. Using Hong Kong as a case study, this book provides not only traces of the continuity and changes of Confucian self and cardinal relationships but also a glimpse of how educational reform as neo-capitalist discourses in the workplace interacts with Confucian cultural traditions creating new hybrid practices (problems or possibilities or both) in the school and in the daily lives of teachers.

Life Choices

Author : James Head
ISBN : 1540552624
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Socrates Asks: 'Where Have You Come From - And Where Are You Going? The Greek philosopher Socrates once asked his student Phaedrus: 'Where have you come from and where are you going?' and although this sounds like just a greeting between two friends; these two simple questions are really at the heart of most 'real' Greek philosophy. We all want to know how it is we got here (where did the universe come from and what is our place in it); and we all want to choose the best, most fulfilling and happiest life for ourselves in the years ahead. Whether we like it or not, at certain critical times in our lives we all have to make important and sometimes difficult Life Choices; and these choices are largely 'philosophical' in nature. What goals should I have for my life, and what are the most important criteria for me personally when making my own unique Life Choices? These sorts of questions are explored in this book, and to help answer them, we will look at some important advice from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. WARNING - This book simply offers you a wider viewpoint on life and the kind of life you will choose for yourself. It encourages you to investigate some fundamental philosophical questions as you make your own choices and decisions. The book does not tell you how to live your life or offer you some kind of dogma about what you should or should not do. As well as being of interest to people making important Life Choices, this book will also appeal to anyone already interested in philosophy who wants to get a better understanding of why the names of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are still so well known today some 2,400 years after these great philosophers lived. The 'real' Greek philosophy of Socrates is less about discussing vague abstract ideas, and is much more concerned with the practical side of our lives today. Several of Plato's books are discussed in some detail including: The First Alcibiades, Phaedrus and Phaedo; and some important common themes in Plato are also looked at. Aristotle's 'practical philosophy' about how to improve our lives and the cities we live in is also explored. By the end of this book you will have a good idea of who Socrates, Plato and Aristotle really were, and what Greek philosophy is really all about in the Socratic sense of the word. [Note: All author royalties and profits from this CreateSpace version of the book in 2016 and 2017 will go towards the encouragement of: a) a sustainable global population and giving all women access and empowerment to choose family planning if they wish - especially in regions with high birth rates; b) more 'moderate and sustainable living' - especially in regions of high consumption and environmental impact; c) poverty relief; and d) the further understanding of 'real' Greek philosophy and why it is so important today.]

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