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On Living And Dying Well

Author : Cicero
ISBN : 9780718194017
Genre : Philosophy
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In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.

Living And Dying Well

Author : Lewis F. Petrinovich
ISBN : 026266142X
Genre : Medical
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In the second volume of his trilogy, Petrinovich presents a detailed account of the dilemmas that humans in technologically advanced societies face when confronted by matters of life, death, and medical treatment. The issues he discusses include genetic screening, the Human Genome Project, criteria for defining death, organ donation and transplantation, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. Petrinovich also discusses healthcare policy issues such as the allocation of scarce medical resources and rationing. He argues for adequate health care as a fundamental moral necessity and makes a number of policy recommendations.(Published in cloth by Plenum Press, 1996)

The Art Of Living Dying Well

Author : Peter Roche De Coppens
ISBN : 1469175762
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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To live well one must be able to die well and vice versa. Life and death are two faces of the same coin but with a fundamental transformation when one moves from the spiritual dimension to the physical and back to the spiritual. Actually, there is but one thing: Life without beginning and without ending but with two expressions, one on the spiritual plane and the other on the material plane. Today, in the West we find a great paradox: we have made enormous progress at the material, technological level but not at the human and psychological level. One aspect of this paradox is that we do not die well! We are afraid of death, we deny it and seek to postpone it for as long as possible at an enormous human and economic cost. The spiritual tradition always had very substantial cognitive and practical contributions to make to our understanding of life, death, and life after death. The basic objective of this book is to present these contributions and help us die with more dignity and less fear. In fact, this work was written to help you live and die without fear, anxiety, guilt, blame or frustration with an appreciation and gratitude for all our human experiences which include birth, life and death.

Living Fully Dying Well

Author : Rueben Job
ISBN : 0687466709
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A program helping participants" "face the benefits and limitations of aging and end of life decisions with hope and purpose. Living Fully, Dying Well is a resource for anyone who wants to ponder his/her faith and mortality, and to find meaning in all phases of life.

A Better Death

Author : Ranjana Srivastava
ISBN : 9781925750966
Genre : Self-Help
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A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia’s most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the world but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com

Living Fully Dying Well

Author : Rueben P. Job
ISBN : 0687466407
Genre : Religion
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Our best decisions about life's most important events are seldom made in a time of crisis.Living Fully, Dying Well is a book designed to assist us in making careful, wise and prayerful preparation for meeting life's most important moments. This book can be read alone or part of the eight session study see the Living Fully, Dying Well Planning Kit for more information about the study orview a sample video clip here. Click here to read the Introduction

Living Fully Dying Well Talking To Your Family About End Of Life Issues

Author : Job
ISBN : 0687333660
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How can we start open and honest conversations with our family about what we plan for the end of our life? This booklet is offered in packages of 12 for use with church members, visitors, and family members.

The Circle Of Life And Death

Author : Lawrence Karrasch
ISBN : 9780595632145
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Plan your most rewarding and enjoyable spiritual journey through life, death and the after-life. Using "The Circle of Life and Death," as your introductory guidebook, you will explore the many universal truths that are at the core of all life, death and after-life religious and esoteric teachings. These spiritual truths revealed by Karrasch, in understandable and comprehensive language, represents a forty-three year spiritual quest by the author. Here are just a few of the spiritual truths that the author has found to be constant, that are included in "The Circle of Life and Death," to assist you on this journey. It is love in one form or another that is the binding attraction that propels creation forward in the progression of the soul through life and death. Life and death should be viewed not as two separate experiences but as one continuous progression repeated over and over. The continuation of the consciousness of our soul is assured as we progress through each lifetime and death. Our purpose in each life is to gain experiences that will awaken us to a higher consciousness, the spark of God within us. This is the driving force that propels each individual soul through the cycle of reincarnation. Heaven and Hell are not physical or geographical places, but states of consciousness needed to analyze and evaluate past earthly experiences in the after-life. They are not permanent conditions. Karrasch hopes each individual will be guided to find his or her own spiritual path with the assistance of the concepts and practical strategies presented in this fascinating introductory guide- book. You do not need to abandon all your religious beliefs to embark on this life-changing journey while you keep God as your "constant companion."

The Art Of Dying

Author : Rob Moll
ISBN : 0830867171
Genre : Religion
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In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers

Living Well And Dying Faithfully

Author : John Swinton
ISBN : 9780802863393
Genre : Medical
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Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores how Christian practices love, prayer, lament, compassion, and so on can contribute to the process of dying well. Working on the premise that one dies the way one lives, the book is unique in its constructive dialogue between theology and medicine as offering two complementary modes of care.

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