TITLE

The burden and blessing of mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Jonas, Hans
PUB. DATE
January 1992
SOURCE
Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
States that metabolism is a continued reclaiming of life, ever reasserting the value of being against its lapse into nothingness. The possibility of death is the burden with which life struggles; Death's necessity is life's blessing; Even the sickest of us wants to go on living, but thinking and sensing, not merely digesting.
ACCESSION #
9204201492

Tags: DEATH

 

Related Articles

  • Silence. Smith, Alex // Midwifery Matters;Autumn2001, Issue 90, p4 

    No abstract available.

  • How to Break Bad News: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Crowther, Edward R. // Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Jun93, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p121 

    No abstract available.

  • How We Die. Sherman, Ray // Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Dec94, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p241 

    No abstract available.

  • Healthy death. Smith, Douglas C.; Maher, Michael F. // Counseling & Values;Oct91, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p42 

    Explores the concept of healthy death. Review of literature on the subject of death and dying; Adaptation to death and coping with death; Definition of healthy death.

  • Reexamining death. Emanuel, Linda L. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug95, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p27 

    Discusses the asymptotic model and bounded zone definition of death. Traditional model of life and death; Defining the zone of life cessation; Policy issue on how to document the end of life.

  • Learning from a brother who put a lot into a short time. Perrone, Ellen // Indianapolis Business Journal;8/2/93, Vol. 14 Issue 18, p23A 

    Presents the author's reflections on the death of her brother Victor. Death by automobile accident; Coping with the sense of loss; Immunity to someone else's pain.

  • A memorable patient. Carter, Frances // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/7/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6971, p26 

    Deals with the author's ten-minute discussion with a 91-year-old man considering his death. Description of the ex-banker-patient; Beginning the consultation by telling him he could only be spared a few minutes; Examinations made.

  • Death is most natural thing in the world. Dietrich, Jeff // National Catholic Reporter;7/26/96, Vol. 32 Issue 35, p20 

    Opinion. Discusses the philosophy behind death. Society's tendency to regard death as an unwelcome event; Integration of the experience of death into people's communal and personal lives; Persistence of culture that denies the experience of death.

  • Eternity or bust. Fitzherbert, K. // New Statesman & Society;10/4/91, Vol. 4 Issue 171, p16 

    Studies the meaning of death as it was viewed in communist East Germany. How thoughts of a hereafter conflicted with communism's strict atheism; Case study of the author's cousin Stefan, a Christian doctor who helped dying patients and families come to terms with death; Current status now that...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics