"Prepared as a helpful resource by the Diocesan Task Force on Seniors Program and Ministry Diocese of British Columbia".
"With acknowledgement to the Diocese of Huron" -- inside front cover.
The first booklet produced by the Seniors Task Force was titled, 'A Record of Personal Information'. In the booklet was space to record personal information, assets, debts, and funeral arrangements, in addition to other information that may be needed in a time of necessity. This booklet is intended as a companion to our previous publication. Your rector will be pleased to discuss any concerns you may have after reading this booklet." -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into short sections: The Christian Understanding of Death -- Parish Support -- Funeral Arrangements -- Pre-Arranged or Prepaid Funerals -- Personal Information That May Be Required by Funeral Home -- Selecting a Casket -- Closed Casket -- Cremation -- Memorial Services -- Embalming -- A Vault -- Summary or Funeral Costs -- Obituaries -- The Pall -- Vestments -- Memorial Societies -- Death Certificates -- Life Support Systems and Post-Mortems -- Donations of Organs -- Summary Checklist: Before the Crisis -- In the Event of a Crisis.
Traduction de: Dying : Considerations concerning the passage from life to death.
"Par Lawrence Whytehead and Paul Chidwick".
"Le Groupe de travail sur la vie humaine de l'Église épiscopale du Canada".
"Traduit de l'anglais par Ernest Richer, S.J.".
Comprends des références bibliographiques.
Comprends: Présentation / David J. Roy, Directeur, Centre de bioéthique, Institut de Recherches cliniques de Montréal -- Présentation de l'édition française / Irénée Beaubien, s.j., Directeur, Centre canadien d'Oecumenisme -- Avant-Propos / Edward W. Scott, Primat de l'Église épiscopale du Canada -- Préface et remerciements -- Le problème et la réaction humaine -- Décisions pour la vie ou pour la mort -- La réaction chrétienne à la mort -- Document de travail.
The long-awaited report of the Anglican General Synod's Task Force on Human Life titled, "Dying: Considerations on the Passage from Life to Death," is available to the general public.
The report, which has been the centre of major controversy for three years, and has gone through several revisions, is now published in its final form. The co-editors of the report were Dr. Lawrence Whytehead of Winnipeg and the Rev. Canon Paul Chidwick of Windsor.
"As has been said during those three years, and must be repeated again," said Archdeacon Harry H. Hilchey, the Church's General Secretary, "this is not a policy statement, it is a discussion paper. It will provide for Anglicans, and indeed many other Canadians, constructive assistance in grappling with the vital moral questions being raised by advances in technology and science. Also, it will give much-needed leadership in a critical examination of the manner in which we treat and minister to terminally-ill persons."
A copy of the report can be seen at Diocesan Synod headquarters. Copies may be purchased soon at retail outlets across the country or may be ordered now from Anglican Book Centre, 600 Jarvis St., Toronto M4Y 2J6.
"Recently, the bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario endorsed a statement from their Roman Catholic colleagues commending organ donation." Author urges the formulation of a national Anglican policy commending the practice to all Anglicans. Such a policy "could give those who make the request for organs -- often hospital chaplains or social workers -- a Christian framework for their task. It could also reassure those making the decision, setting their gift within the Christian context of death and resurrection, measuring it against the highest Christian precepts."
"Prepared by the laity and clergy of the Associated Parishes." -- inside front cover.
"This booklet is one of a series dealing with the life and work of the Parishes of the Episcopal Church". -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into sections: Foreword -- Death and the Paschal Mystery -- Preparation for Death -- At the Time of Death -- After Death -- Reception of the Body -- The Vigil -- The Eucharist -- The Committal -- For the Time Being -- Afterwards.
Pages 18-20 are blank pages headed "Notes". List of of Associated Parishes brochures on parish life and worship printed on inside back cover.
"Copyright 1987, Revised 1997". -- inside front cover.
"Prepared by the laity and clergy of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission" -- inside front cover.
"This booklet is one of a series dealing with the life and work of the Parishes of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada". -- inside front cover.
Contents divided into sections: Foreword -- Death and the Paschal Mystery -- Preparation for Death -- At the Time of Death -- After Death -- Reception of the Body -- The Vigil -- The Eucharist -- The Committal -- For the Time Being -- Afterwards -- [List of of Associated Parishes brochures on parish life and worship].
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. -80.
"Ours is a death-denying society. Fifty years ago sex was the taboo subject; now its death. Society pretends that death is not there and hides it away in dimly lit, solitary rooms in institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. The dying person is often an embarrassment to medical staff who are oriented to cure, and unendurable to family members who want to avoid unpleasantness. .... Terminal care, when all active treatment of a patient's disease becomes ineffective and irrelevant to his needs, becomes palliative care. Palliative care is not a medical speciality. It is a concept and philosophy of care. Palliative care tries to alleviate distress in any of its forms, keeps patients as free from pain as possible without drugging them into insensibility, and provides medical, psychological, social, and spiritual support for the family as well as the patient." -- Intro.
"This book has evolved from [Beverly Hall's] working experience with terminally ill people through St. Mary's Anglican Church, Richmond Hill, and Hospice King (the prototype of community homecare in Canada)." -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Learning from the Dying -- Physical-Medical Needs -- Psychological-Social Needs -- Spiritual Needs -- Understanding the Needs of AIDS Patients -- Care of the Caregiver -- The Hospice Concept -- Epilogue -- Endnotes -- Bibliography.