Matters of Death Keywords

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Sanctity of life
The religious belief that life is precious and has been created by God therefore holy and belonging to Him and needs to be protected.
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Quality of life
The well being of a person, their comfort, happiness and ability to perceive - sentience. Disabilities or medical conditions could arguably result in a poor quality of life. The consideration of this could result in compassion.
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Retirement
When an elderly person, generally over 65 has stopped working entirely and relies financially of a pension (from the government) Most senior citizens are retired. The age of retirement is rising to 68.
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Senior citizen
An elderly person, generally over the age of 65. Associated with deteriorating health, having a pension and sometimes, wisdom
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Hospice
A generally charitable organisation where the elderly who need it, the terminally ill can receive palliative care
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Euthanasia
The compassionate, painless killing of a patient/person who is suffering. Similar to assisted suicide.
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Active euthanasia
Euthanasia with an intent/motive behind an act which causes someone to die, i.e doing something that directly causes someone to die, therefore quick but more similar to murder
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Passive euthanasia
Euthanasia which may take longer as it is done with a 'double effect' as it does something which may relieve suffering with the additional effect of killing someone more naturally. E.g. removal of life support
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After life
The belief that there is an eternal spiritual life after death. Generally believed to be pleasant so may comfort the dying, elderly or mourning
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Self determination
The right to determine if you can die and have rights over your own life such as assisted suicide
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Voluntary euthanasia
Euthanasia at the request or consent of the patient/person concerened
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Non-voluntary
Also known as mercy killing. Euthanasia on behalf of the individual and not done with their explicit consent such as in situations with pationts without the right of self determination
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Assisted suicide
Helping an individual kill themselves out of compassion where they need help but without it being directly taking action to kill them
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Doctrine of double effect
The only reason the RC church will permit euthanasia. The intent of palliative relief of pain has the additional effect of reducing their life
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Suicide
Killing yourself, often out of self pity such as due to suffering
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Hospital
A place where patients recieve medical treatment in the hope that they will recover and return to their normal lives
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Ageism
Discrimination against the elderly often due to a generation gap or based of preconcieved judgements on the elderly. Could affect potential employment.
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Generation gap
Differences in actions, beliefs betwwn individuals from different generations such as adults and young people
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Care hom
A home for the elderly to recieve specialised medical and general care if they are unable to safely look after themselves
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Sheltered accomodation
Similar to care home but with less direct care and some shared facillitites
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Pension
Money given from the government to the retired after a certain age so that they can live without working
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Palliative care
End of life care often given in hospices to the elderly or those who have serious medical conditions to relieve suffering
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The well being of a person, their comfort, happiness and ability to perceive - sentience. Disabilities or medical conditions could arguably result in a poor quality of life. The consideration of this could result in compassion.

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Quality of life

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When an elderly person, generally over 65 has stopped working entirely and relies financially of a pension (from the government) Most senior citizens are retired. The age of retirement is rising to 68.

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An elderly person, generally over the age of 65. Associated with deteriorating health, having a pension and sometimes, wisdom

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A generally charitable organisation where the elderly who need it, the terminally ill can receive palliative care

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