SHARE Society has many rules about how to behave, but not all of the social expectations are in the realm of morality. We need an independent way of evaluating which conventions are ethical and which are not. Just as ethics is independent of religious rules, so it is independent of social convention. The work of Larry Nucci, a psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is helpful in understanding the distinction between social convention and morality.
He was able to see his family one last time and have the best quality of life possible under the circumstances. He knew without treatment he might have died within a month.
With treatment available, he chose to fight for life. When the doctor told us that even with regression to the point of being undetectable, the cancer could reappear suddenly and more aggressively than ever, I understood, but my husband chose not to.
His focus was on living. I kept my fears and feelings to myself and followed his lead.
He was entitled to all my strength. He had a month, after six months of treatment, where the cancer disappeared and he got some of his strength back. He had a little more time to eat solid food again and get out and breathe fresh air instead of having to spend most of his time in bed.
But when the cancer came back, quick and ferocious, he was determined to keep fighting it.
This time, the treatment had to be more aggressive as well. It affected his vision. His last joy, reading, was ripped from him. It was then he decided to let go. The fight to stay alive was no longer worth the loss of joy.
I was taken aback the day he said to me, "I'm going to die before you! He'd expected to live forever in paradise on earth, with me. Death, to our belief system, would break the marriage bond.
I couldn't find an answer for that gut-wrenching statement and just held him. But he accepted then that he was going to die, and die on his own terms. So he stopped the chemotherapy that was making him go blind and we arranged for hospice.
In the end, which came very soon, he simply went to sleep. He kept his dignity to the end.The Question of Morality seeks to know “What is meant by right and wrong?” and “How should I live?” The Christian worldview answers the question of morality based upon God's holy standard, with the Bible as its religious text%(20).
"Morality is the behaviors that support life and make life worthwhile to live", from my view this definition is too broad and it can be interchangeable .
mentioned abortion, the problem of handicapped babies, the right to die, and assisted reproduction. The purpose of the panel would be to provide the But if we are to live as we should live, we must follow God’s laws.
This conception has been elaborated by some question of why anyone should bother with morality. Why not forget about. Morality is a distinction between right and wrong. It normally runs parallel to social acceptance.
This obviously holds different in different countries and areas of the world. lIT/CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW VOLUME 51 SUMMER NUMBER 1 EUTHANASIA AND THE RIGHT TO DIE-MORAL, ETHICAL AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVES BRUCE VODIGA* QUESTIONS REGARDING DEATH and dying have recently become pop- ular topics for discussion by lawyers, physicians, theologians, .
The Christian worldview answers the question of morality based upon God's holy standard, with the Bible as its religious text.
Christians believe in the fall of Adam and his deliberate sin against God by eating the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3)%(20).