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Terminal Care and Ethics

  • Zbigniew Szawarski
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 8)

Abstract

Human life is a process. As with any process it implies movement and change over time. And as any process it has its beginning and end. What constitutes the beginning of human life, what is its end, and what happens between the beginning and the end of our life is a perennial challenge for philosophy, arts, and sciences. Some things are, however, absolutely certain — all human individuals are conceived and born by human parents, all human individuals are mortal, and all human individuals have to reach a certain stage of maturity before they can conceive, bear and care for their progeny. Growth, maturity, and then decline is the universal cycle of all living beings.

Keywords

Nursing Home Palliative Care Nursing Home Resident Moral Agent Human Person 
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