Sanctity Of Life
AO2 Sanctity Of Life In this coursework I will explain how this effects Christian attitudes and actions relating to abortion and euthanasia. The various Christian churches have different views on Abortion and Euthanasia. The Roman Catholic teachings on abortion is that the church says that abortion should not be allowed under any circumstances, because even while still very tiny and still hardly developed the baby growing in the womb is the beginning of a human life, And another human being should not end any life created by God at any stage of its development. All life is precious as the psalmist says 'you created every part of me, you put me together in my Mothers womb... When I was growing there in secret, you knew that I was there, you saw me before I was born. Mother Teresa also sums up the Catholic attitude we read in an interview with the Tablet' God had created us to love and be loved, she said, in his own image, as evidence of his love.' For this reason I say abortion is the greatest evil. If anyone of you does not want his own child, do not kill it, give it to me' Also connected to issues involved in abortion and the sacredness of life is euthanasia. Our beliefs in the value of life influenced by the church also affect the way we see euthanasia. Euthanasia is the act of bringing about the easy and gentle death of a person, usually someone who is terminally ill
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Human life is sacred.Explain how this teaching influences its attitude to Abortion and Euthanasia, showing that you understand other points of view.
'RESPECT FOR LIFE, ABORTION AND EUTHANASIA' BY JAMES DAVID ROONEY 1V MISS YATES CENTRE NUMBER 40515 ABORTION AND EUTHANASIA (1) The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Human life is sacred. Explain how this teaching influences its attitude to Abortion and Euthanasia, showing that you understand other points of view. (You should refer to the Bible, to thinking/writing of Christians and Roman Catholic tradition to illustrate and support what you say.) (KU2/28 Marks) (2) "God gives life and only God can take it away." Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have considered more than 1 point of view. (E/12 marks) Write no more than 1400 words on (1) Write no more than 600 words on (2) The Roman Catholic Church teaches that life Human is sacred When a new-born child is brought into the Roman Catholic Church at baptism, it is celebrated by the whole community. This is the first part of the Church's teachings that life is sacred and so new life should be celebrated as it is a gift from God to the world. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the word "sacred" means something given from God and all things that are considered sacred should be celebrated and treasured. This thing or person has been set aside by God to do His bidding or be part of His worship. The first mention that life is sacred from the Bible comes
Whose Life Is It Anyway?
The main theme that rounds throughout the play are those of: life and death, decisions, responsibility and authority. The story is about a paralysed sculptor who wants to end his life against the wishes of the authorities (the Doctors). The main characters are Ken - the paralysed man, Dr.Emerson and Dr.Scott. In addition to this their is John, Nurse Saddler, the Sister, the Judge and they two lawyers, though these last 3 characters only make a brief appearance in Act Two. The play is mainly set in Ken's room in the hospital occasionally going to the Nurses Office. There is a lot of conflict between Ken and Dr.Emerson; it represents the occurrence of a person with a debilitating illness fighting against the authority for their rights. It also represents the strong views Doctors have for saving life at all costs. Brian Clarke uses the conflict of opinion to create dramatic tension that draws the audience in to the reality of life. Ken is presented as an individual through his relationships with different members of the hospital hierarchy. Ken says to John that he likes 'Steel bands', this shows he has an opinion about music, thus making him an individual. Another reason he is an individual is because he makes choices about his treatment, although they are often ignored by the hospital, he decides he doesn't want drugs - he wants to keep his conscious mind. 'Ken: My
What is euthanasia?
Coursework 2 Euthanasia Part a) i) What is Euthanasia? The word euthanasia comes from Greek and means 'easy death'. The dictionary explains euthanasia as the act of killing someone painlessly, especially to relieve suffering from an incurable illness. It is also known as mercy killing. Euthanasia is always for the benefit of the person who will die and in most cases, the person who will die asks for it, but in some cases, that person cannot make the request. There are many situations in which a person may request euthanasia, and this is called voluntary euthanasia, for example, a terminally ill person, a paralysed person and even a person who is depressed. There are many other reasons as well, such as a person being dependent on others and not liking it, fear of loss of self-control or dignity and feeling like a burden on others. Voluntary euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom, but many people believe that it should be legal, under certain conditions, with appropriate safeguards. Active euthanasia is illegal. Active euthanasia is when action is taken to bring a person's life to an end; for example, a lethal dose of a drug being administered. Passive euthanasia is when the decision is made to stop giving treatment, even though death may be the result. Involuntary euthanasia is when another person makes the decision that it would be best for the person's life
What is Euthanasia?
Euthanasia The term 'Euthanasia' comes from the Greek word for 'easy death'. It is the one of the most public policy issues being debated about today. Formally called 'mercy killing', euthanasia is the act of purposely making or helping someone die, instead of allowing nature to take it's course. Basically euthanasia means killing in the name of compassion. Euthanasia can be 'voluntary', 'passive', 'active', or 'positive'. > Voluntary involves a request by the dying patient or their legal representative. > Passive involves doing nothing to prevent death - allowing someone to die. > Active involves giving a lethal dose of toxicant to cause death. > Positive involves taking deliberate action to cause a death. Euthanasia, at the moment is illegal throughout the world apart from in the State of Oregon in USA, where there is a law specifically allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for the purpose of euthanasia. In the Netherlands it is practised widely, although, in fact, it remains illegal. Majority of religions disapprove Euthanasia, Christianity disapproves it according to the belief human being have a special place in God's heart, eyes and in his creation; "For you created my inmost being; you (God) knit me together in my mother's womb"(Psalm 139). So the alternative to euthanasia in Christianity is 'Hospice movement'. The kind of care hospice give to the
What is Euthanasia?
A i) What is Euthanasia? The word 'euthanasia' comes from two Greek words whose accurate meaning is "well death". It causes a death to take place because someone suffers from an excruciating and untreatable disease or injury. They would rather die and have the pain stop than continue living with a pain that is incurable. It is also understood as causing or bringing about a person's death painlessly, usually because the person is suffering greatly, fatally or permanently ill or brutally psychologically or physically immobilized. It means doing something with the intention of causing death, the intention being the most vital aspect. There are two kinds of euthanasia; voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is when someone asks to die before or during illness. There are 2 types of voluntary euthanasia; active and passive. Voluntary active euthanasia causes the most debate out of all areas of euthanasia. It is when "mercy killing" is involved. This is when someone asks for immediate death. Being put to death through an injection is an example of this. Voluntary passive euthanasia is the type that many Christians allow. It means not taking prolonged or vigorous action to preserve life. Involuntary euthanasia is when the decision of death is made by someone other than the patient because the patient cannot or would not make the decision themselves. For
What is Euthanasia?
Euthanasia Section A Euthanasia is the taking of somebody's life at their own will in an un-harmful and painless way. In my coursework I am going to explain how the teachings of Christianity might influence the actions of a follower, and I am going to look at the beliefs of different people. In the bible today there are many different topics covered which people face in life, but there is no speaking of the taking of somebody's life at their own will. There are currently four different types of euthanasia, these are voluntary; when a person chooses euthanasia at free will, then there is involuntary; when euthanasia is used without the persons consent due to illness or trauma. Passive euthanasia is one of the most commonly used forms as it occurs when a patient cannot be cured however the doctors only give pain relievers to help as he/she dies and finally compulsory euthanasia this is when a person must be killed due to an age limit or disability. Is it illegal in any country in the whole world for any of these to be performed. In the bible it tells of how murder is against God's laws, but is euthanasia classed as murder. The Sanctity of life is a way of saying how delicate life is and even if illness should harm it, it doesn't mean you still can't enjoy life and must try to destroy the whole gift from god that we class as life. Some Christians believe that life is what god
What is Euthanasia?
Akinwale Adejumo Candidate Number: 1004 Euthanasia Coursework Paper 2 Christian Perspectives OCR 1930 Syllabus A (Ai) What is Euthanasia? The term traditionally has been used to refer to the hastening of a suffering person's death or "mercy killing" as some like to call it, it is also known as an "easy death". In simpler terms it is the putting to death, by painless method, of a terminally ill or severely debilitated person through the omission by withholding a life-saving medical procedure, also known as passive euthanasia or commission of an act other known as active euthanasia. There are 3 kinds of euthanasia, voluntary, suicide and compulsory. Compulsory euthanasia is when the doctors or the relatives decide to make the decision for the patient. The patient may be in a coma at this time, which is why they ask the relatives or doctors to choose. One of the most recent cases of compulsory euthanasia is Tony Bland (one of the Hillsborough Stadium victims) he had suffered a great amount of brain damage after being crushed, although he could survive without a life support machine his parents couldn't bear to see him in the permanent vegetative state and requested the medical staff to stop giving him food and water. Voluntary euthanasia this is done as a last resort by the person who is suffering from a disease that is incurable, or in a condition that has left
What Is Euthanasia?
What Is Euthanasia? Euthanasia comes from two Greek words meaning "Good Death"; making the choice of when to die. Euthanasia is the death of a person who may have serious illness or is seriously handicapped mentally or physically, who wants to, or someone feels that his or her life should end to stop the pain. When we talk about euthanasia, we talk about the death and that it is related to suicide, euthanasia is different to suicide; Euthanasia involves more than one person (the patient and the assistant, giving or withholding medication) whereas suicide has mainly just one person involved. There are different types of euthanasia, Voluntary Euthanasia; Asking for assistance for the death of the ill or injured patient. The patient wants someone to help them die, maybe because they are not physically able to do it. Because of the law, it is know as "Assisted suicide". Involuntary Euthanasia; Someone other than the patient is making the choice; doctor or a relative. Passive Euthanasia; leaving the patient to die; withholding life saving medication, to the patients will, knowing the patient will die. Active Euthanasia; Making the patient die, on purpose, by giving them a higher dose of medication, although the side effect caused is death. This is to reduce the amount of pain experienced. Currently in the United Kingdom, all forms of euthanasia are illegal. However, in
What is Euthanasia?
Euthanasia Euthanasia is defined as the practice of mercifully ending a person's life in order to release a certain person from an incurable disease, intolerable suffering, or undignified death. Active euthanasia is when a doctor, for example would painlessly end the life of a patient for merciful reasons, like giving them a lethal or poisonous injection of medication. Passive euthanasia is when you are not doing something to prevent the death of a patient, for example using a life support machine to keep a terminally ill patient alive. Currently in the UK there is no law directly dealing with euthanasia. Although it is illegal to actively end another person's life for example giving a patient a lethal injection, in reality some doctors may practice a form of 'passive euthanasia'. It is allowed that in some cases, if after everything possible has been done save a person, they might be allowed to die if the circumstances show that death is inevitable, this could for example turning off their life support machine. This still requires the consent of the patient or, if they are unable to communicate such a decision, their immediate family. 'EXIT' is one of the many euthanasia societies in the UK who whose aims are to try and change the laws about euthanasia. They what to ensure that: An adult that is suffering from a severe illness, in which there is no relief should by law be