Elderly and Death

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  • Elderly and Death
    • Retirement
      • The point at which a person stops working for a living
    • Elderly
      • People over a certain age
    • Problems faced by the elderly
      • Ageism, Death, Mental health issues, loneliness, Financial promblems
    • Caring for the elderlty
      • Some are self-reliant in everyday life but need help shopping. Some need to access support services from local government eg Meals on Wheels. Some live in sheltered accommodation (are close to support through a warden system and may access other government support). Some may live in a care home so their needs are catered for everyday and night.
    • Life after death
      • Christianity
        • Psysical resurrection of body. On judgement day God and Jesus evaluate if a person was good or bad and decides if they go to heaven or hell
      • Islam
        • Resurrection. Body waits in grace and sees the events of its life, rather quick or slow and painful. Judgement people are sorted according if they have been good or bad. Heaven or hell. All others walk across a bridge carrying a book with all their deeds. Bridge is sharp so they are purified before going to heaven
      • Belief that after death we will have life again wither through resurrection, rebirth, or recarnation
    • Caring for the elderly
      • Terminal Illness- illness that will lead to death, and can't be cured
      • Hospice- a place where the terminally ill can be cared for in their last days
        • How they are different to a hospital
          • Hospice try and care for all persons need and not just relieve them of physical symptoms. The money comes from charities. The patients don't recover
            • How they help
              • Nurses use any means to get rid of pain eg massage. Facilitate support networks for families. Educate people on hospice care so that people donate.Care about emotional wellbeing.
    • Supporting those who are mourning
      • Counselling, kind words, help with doing jobs, legal advice
    • How religion helps
      • Set up hospice, advice on what will happen after they die, resuring
    • Euthanasia- gentle death, helping someone to die who is terminally ill
      • Doctors in the swear the Hippocratic Oath, based on the promises made by Hippocratic, promising to try their best to heal.
      • Active Euthanasia- something is done that leads directly to death eg giving someone a lethal injection
      • Passive Euthanasia- support is taken away allowing the illness to kill the person eg switching off life machine
      • Voluntary Euthanasia- dying person asks to die
      • Non-voluntary euthanasia- dying person unable to ask for euthanasia but their family sees it as the best option
      • People are are suffering in pain, its hard for the family to watch, its our life so we should decide
      • Form of murder, people could abuse it eg claim inheritance
    • Life support- medical process equipment and support to keep a person alive when their body isn't functioning and they are likely to die
    • Christianity
      • God takes and gives life. Don not kill.
    • Islam
      • Neither kill or destroy yourself, no one can die except by Allah's leave.


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