Facing Death

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editor(s): Paul Badham Paul Ballard

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law Literary Criticism History

  • March 1996 · 208pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708313312

About The Book

The discussion of death is at last being brought out into the open, while the care of the dying is seen to involve more than the traditional services of doctor and priest. Facing death brings together contributors from the law, philosophy, medicine, social work, theology and religious studies to discuss issues such as hospice care, the arguments for and against euthanasia, and religious hope for eternal life. There are also accounts of recent research into 'near-death' experiences and into measuring the quality of human life. This broad, interdisciplinary approach to death in contemporary society will have a special interest for a whole range of caring professions, but, beyond that, its interest is, of course, universal.

Endorsements

'This book should appeal to a wide variety of readers and especially those who, on a daily basis, are asked to make ethical decisions in this area.' Theology.

About the Editor(s)

Paul Badham

Paul Badham is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

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Paul Ballard

Paul Badham is professor of theology and religious studies and the University of Wales, Lampeter and senior research fellow at the University of Oxford.

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