As much as I would like to think that the situation is very slowly getting better, and that we are eliminating bad deaths, I just do not see that happening. Maybe it will improve as more baby-boomers find themselves
“Episcopal Priest John Abraham has never shied away from controversy. During his years of innovative hospice practices and caring for the dying, he has too often witnessed unwilling patients being forced to go along with doctors who only prolonged their
A friend of mine called his longtime veterinarian to ask about hastening death. The veterinarian confided that he used to worry about the morality of euthanizing animals, and so he asked his Episcopal priest, “Is God okay
“Freedom of choice, and the right to control one’s own body, continue to be among the greatest struggles of our time. In this book, John Abraham strongly advocates for the right of people to choose a dignified and pain-free ending to the relentless
Contrary to popular belief, most of those who do in fact choose to end their suffering do not do so because of physical pain. These days, physical pain can be managed effectively about ninety-five percent of the time.
“Many people do not want to talk about death for a single minute. John has been talking about it, studying it, and writing about it for forty-five years. He knows the subject. In those forty-five years (and I have known
Why Learn About Death? Among other benefits, death education can help us to: Assist the individual in developing a personal eschatology by specifying the relationship between life and death. Understand the dynamics of grief and mourning and the reactions of
Over the years in his work as an advocate for the dying, John Abraham has come to understand how humor helps families, friends and the person who’s life is drawing to an end cope. “It is my
A comprehensive manual for those reaching the end of life, and for their friends, relatives, advocates and caretakers. Abraham describes in detail the challenges faced by those who wish to avoid months or years of painful treatment after losing hope
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!