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Author(s): Brendan McCarthy, Mia Hilborn, Mike Hill, James Newcome
From assisted suicide to the basic standards of nursing and residential care, debates around end of life issues are rarely out of the news. This succinct guide represents current thinking in the Church of England and offers a framework for ethical decision making and the highest standards of pastoral care in often complex and challenging situations. Chapter One outlines the theological and ethical basis for Church's contribution to end of life debates Chapter Two explores the dynamics of decision making in hospital based end of life care Chapter Three considers issues in organ donation Chapter Four explores the ethics and the wider impact of assisted suicide.
Brendan McCarthy is the Church of England’s national adviser on medical ethics and health and social care policy, working as part of the Mission and Public Affairs department of the Archbishops’ Council.
James Newcome is the bishop of Carlisle and, from 2010, the Church of England’s lead bishop for healthcare issues. Since November 2013, he has also been the lead bishop for medical ethics and healthcare issues in the House of Lords.
Mia Hilborn is Head of Spiritual Healthcare and Chaplaincy Team Leader at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She is also Chair of the Chaplaincy Leadership Forum, the body responsible for representing healthcare chaplaincy to NHS England.
Mike Hill is the Bishop of Bristol. Between 2010 and 2013 he was the lead bishop for medical ethics and healthcare issues in the House of Lords.
'This book draws together the wisdom and the experience of its authors... reminding us that our living and our dying can be blessed by the care we give to and receive from others, or marred by its absence.'
Archbishop Justin Welby