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© Boardworks Ltd 2004 1 of 19 Euthanasia and Suicide These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates the slide contains activities created in Flash. These activities are not editable.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 2 of 19 Do you think it is ever right to help someone to die? Write a paragraph to explain your view. What is euthanasia? Euthanasia means ‘easy death’. Euthanasia is helping someone to die to ease their suffering, especially if the person is suffering from a painful, debilitating and incurable illness.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 3 of 19 What do you think?
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 4 of 19 Words you need to know when thinking about euthanasia:
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 5 of 19 Euthanasia in Britain
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 6 of 19 Jo is put on trial for helping her Mum to die. In pairs imagine that you are the prosecutor and the defence council. Each of you write a statement to say why she should/should not be punished; then act out a role play. What would you do if you were the judge? Why? What would you do? Jo’s mother had cancer. She was in pain all of the time and sometimes found it almost impossible to cope. One day she tried to kill herself by stepping out in front of a car but the car stopped. She then asked Jo to get her some tablets and help her to take an overdose. She said that if Jo didn’t help her to do this she would throw herself in front of a lorry. Jo loved her Mum very much and hated to see her suffering so she gave her the tablets and held her while she died. Then she phoned the police.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 7 of 19 Euthanasia in the balance – what do Christians think?
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 8 of 19 What the Christian churches think
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 9 of 19 The Bible and euthanasia
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 10 of 19 Hospices Some people believe that euthanasia is wrong and would prefer that the terminally ill be supported medically, emotionally and spiritually, and allowed to die with dignity. Dame Cicely Saunders started the modern hospice movement. She believes that we now have the medical technology to give good pain relief so that euthanasia is no longer necessary. A hospice is a place that patients can go to spend their last few days or months in an atmosphere that helps them to come to terms with their death so that they can die peacefully. Helen House Hospice, Oxford
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 11 of 19 Hospices are usually run by charities and have enough staff to give much more personal treatment than in a hospital. The hospice also supports the family of the patient. Although many of the charities that run hospices have been set up by religions you do not have to be a member of that religion to go there, and they will not try to force their faith on you. Do you think that a hospice is a good alternative to euthanasia? Discuss with a partner giving arguments for and against.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 12 of 19 Have you changed your mind?
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 13 of 19 Suicide
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 14 of 19 Reasons for suicide
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 15 of 19 Christians and suicide In the past the Christian Church saw suicide as a great sin and would not bury suicides in consecrated ground. Christians believe that all life is sacred and so only God can take it; it is just as wrong to take your own life as it is to take the life of another. Christians now believe that people are mentally disturbed in some way if they want to kill themselves and so they do all they can to help them through their difficult times with love and compassion. Saint Paul said ‘God will not let you be tempted beyond your strength’. Job said ‘the Lord has given and the Lord will take away’.
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 16 of 19 Samaritans
© Boardworks Ltd 2004 17 of 19 Role play the following situations with a partner. One of you is a Samaritan and the other is a caller. Be a Samaritan Caller – you feel under pressure from your parents to get high grades in your exams but you know you will disappoint them. You are thinking of committing suicide if your results are poor. Caller – Your boyfriend/girlfriend has just dumped you and is now going out with your best friend. You feel humiliated and see no way out.
© Boardworks Ltd of 19 What is euthanasia? Euthanasia means ‘easy death’. Euthanasia is helping someone to die to ease their suffering, especially.
© Boardworks Ltd of 18 Abortion and Fertility Treatment For more detailed instructions, see the Getting Started presentation. This icon indicates.
Death – Used to be defined when the heart stops beating – more commonly now when there is no brain activity: Sanctity of life Quality of life
Loving those most in need: the sick, the elderly, and those with special needs.
If someone close to you, asked for your help to end their life, what would you say? What would a Christian would say?
© Boardworks Ltd of 18 Animal Testing These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. For more.
Social facts and the Christian view
© Boardworks Ltd of 18 Attitudes towards Violence and Pacifism These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in.
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Euthanasia is intentionally ending a persons life to avoid or eliminate pain and suffering. There are two very different types of euthanasia: ACTIVE:
Alternatives to euthanasia: Palliative Care. Pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders Born in 1918 Dame Cicely trained as a nurse, a medical social worker.
Voluntary euthanasia Involuntary euthanasia Passive Euthanasia Active Euthanasia Performed because the patient has asked for it. e.g. a cancer patient.
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Animal Testing These icons indicate that teacher’s notes or useful web addresses are available in the Notes Page. For more detailed instructions, see the.
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