Health Issues / Pain Management
A Primer on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
QUESTION: What’s the difference between voluntary euthanasia and non-voluntary euthanasia? ANSWER: Voluntary euthanasia involves a competent and stated desire of someone to have...May 13th, 2013
Proper Palliative Sedation Not Same as Assisted Suicides Terminal Sedation
The assisted suicide movement is ever about blurring vital distinctions and deconstructing crucial definitions. One target has been the proper pain control technique known as...May 11th, 2010
Declaring a 'Right to Suicide'
I have become so sick and tired of the baloney that swirls around assisted suicide advocacy like gruel in a blender. Assisted suicide is not really about the rare case when nothing...August 10th, 2008
The Hospice Care Option
“When is he going to get to it? Someone has to talk to Mom about dying!” Such was a part of a conversation I recently had with a friend. No one (the patient, her daughter,...October 24th, 2007
Facing Eternity - Ready and Willing
Ellen began to experience the slow passing of a generation. Her father died when all three of her children were in high school. It was sudden – a heart attack while he slept....January 27th, 2006
Facing Eternity - Saying Good-bye
Clarence had been married 51 years when he lost his dear wife, Clarice. “It was cancer that took her,” he said, as he clenched his jaw and tears filled his eyes.Like a bitter...January 5th, 2006
Facing Eternity - Making Decisions
Jim knew he wasn’t feeling quite right. Though normally hesitant to even visit a doctor for life’s bumps and bruises, this time he thought he should go in for a checkup.Those...December 20th, 2005
Facing Eternity Without Fear
She called me with a determined tone in her voice. She wanted me to come by and talk. She did notsound panicked. Yet there was an undeniable sound or resolution in her voice. Lilly...December 8th, 2005
Myths and Wisdom About End-of-Life Decisions
Have you discussed your end-of-life preferences with your loved ones yet? A blessing that came from the Terri Schiavo tragedy is that end-of-life issues have led to better planning...November 23rd, 2005
Q&A on Terri Schiavo and Other Related End-of-Life Issues
Q: Thank you for your sincere concern, and brutally frank appraisal of the utter contempt and disdain modern society shows for God's precious gift of life. First Terri Schiavo, next...June 15th, 2005
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