Death and the elderly

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Senior citizens
Members of our society who are in the later stages of their life.
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Pensions
A source of income for those who are too old to work. It can be 'Private' (you invested your own money) or 'state' (the government provide it.)
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Retirement
When you reach a certain age and stop working.
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Ageism
Prejudice against people because of their age.
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Winter fuel payments
Extra money give to pensioners during extremely cold weather.
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Old people's homes
Special accomodation where old people live together in one big house.
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Nursing homes
Like old people's homes but with extra medical care available on site for people with complex medical needs.
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Sheltered accomodation
Where a group of elderly or disable people live in a small community with some support but they get their own house or flat.
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Care in the community
When people live in their own home and have specialist nurses and carers come ot help them to live a more independent life.
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Meals on wheels
Charity that takes food to old people who struggle to cook for themselves.
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Hospices
Specialist Hospitals that try to help those with terminal illnesses and their families to have quality time before they die.
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Palliative care
Care for someone who is dying that tries to minimise pain and improve their emotional wellbeing.
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Active Euthanasia
Deliberately ending somebodies life in order to relieve their suffering, or withholding treatment that could save their life.
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Passive Euthanasia
Choosing to withhold medical treatment because a person is certain to die, and this would only prolong their suffering.
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Indirect Euthanasia
Giving medical treatment to relieve pain with the side effect of causing premature death.
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Voluntary Euthanasia
When somebody's life is ended to relieve suffering because they have expressed a clear desire for this.
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Non-voluntary Euthanasia
When somebody's life is ended to relieve suffering and they are so badly ill or disabled that they are incapable of having any awareness of this.
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Involuntary Euthanasia
When somebody's life is ended early, supposedly to relieve suffering, but it is done against their will. Eg. Nazi experiments
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Assisted suicide
When doctors provide medication to allow a patient to take their own life.
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Living will
When a person signs a legal document asking to be killed when their condition reaches a certain point and they will not be able to communicate.
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Funeral
A social or religious ceremony used to celebrate the life of a person who has died and help the family to grieve.
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Rituals
Traditional actions that have a symbolic meaning, but also serve a practical purpose, like washing the body in Hinduism.
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Natural Law
A way of thinking about ethics that says we should try to work out a clear set of rules that allow no room for manipulation (used my Roman Catholics).
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Quality of life
Focuses on how good your life is, how happy and comfortable you are
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Quantity of life
The duration of life (Roman Catholics believe you should stay alive for as long as possible)
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A source of income for those who are too old to work. It can be 'Private' (you invested your own money) or 'state' (the government provide it.)

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Pensions

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When you reach a certain age and stop working.

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Prejudice against people because of their age.

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Extra money give to pensioners during extremely cold weather.

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