New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Columnists >

In praise of going gently into that good night

Angela Tilby

by Angela Tilby

Posted: 31 Oct 2014 @ 12:28

THE recent death of the Oxo Mum Lynda Bellingham has focused attention on how we end our lives, particularly when facing a terminal diagnosis. One of the disadvantages of the medicalisation of so many aspects of our experience is that we can easily feel we have no choice or agency in the way we die. Illness brings with it diagnosis, and diagnosis produces treatment plans; and, however sensitive and experienced the medics are, they rarely have the time to walk gently with us through the ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Trust Chaplain

South

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Trust Chaplain £26,041 - £34,876 per annum/pro rata + on call Covering Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester An excellent opportunity has arisen fo...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 17:17
NEW: Bishops critical of Government over migrant crisis http://t.co/HI3EjL4uTO http://t.co/vN2lpB7OvU

Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 16:10
@AntonyPremier Hi, just to clarify, he was news editor, not editor