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CLIP 460

A Christian family's experience of terminal illness

A Christian family's experience of terminal illness
Key Info
  • A Christian family's experience of terminal illness
  • Duration: 02:24
  • The wife of Colin Frampton, a former Baptist minister, talks about her husband's rare, progressive illness and her experiences and beliefs. Mrs Frampton explains, as a Christian, she believes only God has the right to determine the time of death. She describes palliative care nurses as 'angels without wings'. She does not believe in assisted dying, but accepts that at some stage it would be right to withdraw treatment and to allow a natural death.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Matters of Life and Death

  • Keywords: palliative, care, Christian, assisted dying, God's will, palliative care
Ideas for use in class
  • Students might watch this clip to gain insight into a Christian family's positive experience of palliative care. Is there a difference between assisted dying and withdrawing treatment?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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