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Introduction Religion beliefs in a big way influence most of the decisions people make in life. It is a holistic approach for healthcare to include various religious beliefs in its practice. The practice has been a way of meeting patients' emotional needs as it may affect their level of care services acceptance. Therefore different faith held by these care providers may influence the care process. The health care providers are frequently involved in situations where someone is dying. It is, therefore, necessary to reflect their attitudes, values and beliefs about life and killing; this is because death is a very particular phenomenon in life and it touches everyone. The question about death cannot only be viewed to be scientific or biological but also in religion and philosophical positions. The healthcare technology has transformed the scope, experience and quality of the process of death and prompted the definition of death by altering the whole perspective. Upon diagnosis with a terminal illness like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) like in the case of George Christian worldviews may change the attitude and decisions of an individual contemplating Euthanasia. The falseness of the world Many people argue that how could a good God allow such severe suffering in the world. However, the Bible affirms that the love of God and the reality behind it. In John 3:16-33 Jesus promised to be with his people through the earthly sufferings. (Roman 8: 28)Christians see the pains as Christ redeeming them and for his good purpose. Eventually, all human suffering is the consequence of the fall of man, in the story of creation when the Creator, God, was disobeyed by the first woman (Genesis 2:16-17;3:6). Sufferings and Pain and death befell humanity as a result of this disobedience, and this was to apply to generations after. Human beings are now born in a hostile world and bare an inborn hostility towards God. In a Christian perspective death takes on a different meaning. Death is not the biggest evil that man can go through; Christians believe in transformation in light of the resurrection of Jesus Crist. The death of Jesus has fundamentally transformed how death is experienced and perceived (Hogan Jr, & Velez, 2013). It is merely seen as evil or tragedy and a consequence of the devil, the opponent fitting against the will of God. It is a belief among Christians that death has been conquered as it is a pervasion of the original plan of God (Verhey, 2011). Because God is loving and has plans for everyone, He continually redeems the broken. George may probably think otherwise of terminating his life to avoid suffering, since it is the purpose of God for His good purpose (Roman 8:28), upon dying there is hope of resurrection Hope of Resurrection In John 16:33, the sufferings human experience on earth are temporary and is not comparable to the joy that will be in the afterlife for eternity. How George and his family handle pain depend on expectations regarding life after death. It is a guarantee that he is likely to die after 3-5 years his religious faith may
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Christopher Reinemann
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