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ON DEATH

1 - Preparations for Death
2 - Death, Sickness and its natural course.
3 - Near death interventions, the moral crisis.
4 - Interventions, when is it morally correct to do the “right” thing?
5 - The Advanced Directive & Heroic Means
6 - Understanding “proportionate choice” vs. euthanasia
7 - What are the consequences of making all the choices for a loved one?
8 - Preparation for THAT decision should include the foreknown wishes of the patient.
9 - The DNR decision may be taken away from the patient, in certain circumstances, even possibly against their wishes.
10 - The Hospice Option, and the quality of life support it provides.
11 - The comfort of being there with your loved ones till their end.
12 - The sacraments bring Jesus to the deathbed to provide forgiveness by God's grace.
13 - The call for the Priest should be timely enough to be meaningful to the loved one.
14 - More on anointing.
15 - What to expect, we wonder, as death approaches..
16 - What can we expect on the final journey, that path is decided today as we live.
17 - The very necessary process of grief and its goal acceptance.
18 - Proper Burial? Where, what, why this choice is also important
19 - Proper decorum, what is the best course of action to eulogize?
20 - The order of the funeral
21 - The order of the funeral 2
22 - The completion of the funeral and the process of grief.
23 - Cremation as a Choice, Properly, it is entombment of the remains.
24 - After Cremation, it should properly be entombment of the remains - PERIOD.
25 - It is not morbid to think ahead.

 




 

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