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.
"While the government tabled legislation April 14  to clarify the laws around doctor-assisted death, responses from some members of the Anglican Church of Canada's task force on assisted dying show that the church -- and Canadian society -- remain divided about how widely available this measure should be. Canon Eric Beresford, the ethicist who chairs the task force, said he felt the government 'tried hard to balance a number of things', and commended the decision to exclude children from the purview of the act. Another member of the task force, however, suggested its restrictiveness is a problem. Julie Guichon, a lawyer and assistant professor at the University of Calgary's school of medicine, argued that in its current form the bill is unconstitutional." (p. 1). "Meanwhile, the government's promise to spend $3 billion over the next five years for homecare and expanded palliative care was received positively by various quarters. Beresford said the announcement was 'wonderful news', and suggested that with assisted dying now an option, strong palliative care is more important than ever" (p. 12).
"Task Group of the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee Anglican Church of Canada". -- t.-p.
Include endnotes and bibliography: pp. 35-36.
Contents: Task Group Members -- Foreword / Michael Peers -- Introduction -- Draft Statement on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -- Report of the Task Group on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -- Select Bibliography -- Endnotes -- Appendix A: Draft Statement on Assisted Suicide / The Ethics Group of the Doctrine and Worship Committee, 1995 -- Appendix B: Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) Draft Joint Statement (Received by the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee, October 1996) -- Appendix C: Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches: Statement of Convergence on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -- Study Guide -- Group Study Materials -- Study Session 1 -- Study Session 2 -- Response Form.
"J. Gordon Melton, Christel Manning, Contributing Editor".
"Each issue of 'The Churches Speak' begins with an introductory essay which provides an overview of the topic itself and traces its recent historical manifestations. This essay also summarize, compares, and contrasts the opinions found in the individual statements, allowing the user to place each one in the appropriate context. Each essay concludes with bibliographic citations to sources for further reading on the topic. The statements presented in each monograph are arranged into four main sections based on broad religious families or traditions: The Roman Catholic Church (which represents the single largest religious body in the United States); Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches; Jewish Groups; and Other Religious Bodies. Within the Roman Catholic Church section, statements are arranged chronologically by issuing date. The remaining sections are subarranged alphabetically by individual churches, religious bodies, or ecumenical organizations; the statements issued by each organization are presented chronologically within that organization. Each of the four religious family sections is preceded by a note which provides background information of the family and analysis of its perspective on the issue in question." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / J. Gordon Melton -- Introductory Essay: Euthanasia and its Moral Implications / Christel Manning -- Statements -- Index to Organizations, Statements, and Subjects.
Statements sub-divided into sections: Roman Catholic Church -- Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches -- Jewish Groups -- Other Religious Bodies.
OTCH Note: Anglican Church of Canada Dying: Considerations Concerning the Passage from Life to Death" (1980) included in sub-section "Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches".