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CLIP 435

The Christian case against euthanasia

The Christian case against euthanasia
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Key Info
  • The Christian case against euthanasia
  • Duration: 02:21
  • Kathy Myers, a Christian doctor, presents an argument against the legalising of assisted dying. This would, she thinks, challenge the relationship of trust between doctor and patient, and remove the incentive to invest in improving the quality of palliative care for those with terminal illnesses. Christian compassion should lead to the improvement of palliative care rather than ending life. Those requesting termination of life have nearly always changed their minds when their quality of life has improved.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Matters of Life and Death

  • Keywords: euthanasia, Christian, palliative, compassion
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip is valuable in introducing a medical and Christian viewpoint against euthanasia. It is suitable for the Religion and Life 14-16 syllabus. Students might watch the clip, list and develop arguments used, and suggest alternative viewpoints.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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