1.General views of 800 B.C century Greek healers/seers towards disease
More like magicians than actual doctors or healers.
Looked at irrelevant things like the pattern of flying birds to predict the next 3 months in
terms of famine.
Lecture Terms #13: Terri Schiavo and "Passive Euthanasia "
This case is a fight between #2 and #3.
1. "Rotten with imperfection" (apathy)
You brag about doing nothing, your deficiencies and you think that is an asset because
you got away with it.
October 12, 2016
1. ars moriendi tradition 2. Christian perfection 3. Methodist death-bed rituals 4. Methodist
idea of suffering 5. postmodern idea of suffering (4 different types)
Many different traditions and customs say you must endure suffering
October 5, 2016
Your doctrine is one thing and your practice is another
Actions speak louder
Sanctity of life: push it aside when it is inconvenient
Sanctity of life was transferred to the secular constitution
Right to life: Constitutional right domestica
September 21, 2016
Relativism: 1. examples of cultures that differ 2. moral relativism (nihilism) 3. strong relativism 4.
epistemic relativism 5. five tenets of cultural relativism (rebuttals)-James Rachels
Had a rule against killing other tr
Lecture Terms #2
1. Deontology (principle-based ethics)
Centuries ago, if you are a deontologist there are certain principles that define good and
evil. This act is right, and this act is wrong principle based ethics.
Deon duty in Greek.
The right is s
Lecture Terms 6: Beliefs concerning an intentional death
1. Pythagoreans (5th-century BC)
God exists, you cannot intentionally take your own death
They thought the soul was placed in the body as a punishment for sins committed in a
Lecture Terms #1
Traditional sanctity of life:
1. Cannot speed up your death
2. Cannot use a lethal injection or overdose, an act of commission (positive way putting
something into your body)
3. Cannot kill yourself in acts of omission (not eating or drin
1. Situation Ethics
Joseph Fletchers theory: Talked about this between 1966-1977 when divorce and
abortion laws, drug culture, hippie time. Want to listen to a radical culture. Joseph
Fletcher talked about how euthanasia could be good.
The Pathway to Dignified Death
Professor S. Chambers
November 16, 2015
In 2009, Gloria Taylor, an elderly woman from Westbank B.C., was diagnosed
with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and was expected to succumb t
CARTER V. CANADA DECISION SUMMARY
Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2012 BCSC 886 is a decision of Justice Lynn Smith of the
British Columbia Supreme Court.
The plaintiffs in this case were Lee Carter, Hollis Johnson, Dr. William Shoichet, the Britis
HSS4107 A (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Death and Dying)
Prof. S. Chambers
Writing an Essay
A) An essay should look like an essay in order to establish a good first impression (i.e., proper
appearance and instructions followed).
LECTURE TERMS #5:
1. general views of 8th century Greek healers/seers towards disease
2. general views of 5th century Greek physicians towards healing (Hippocratic tradition)
3. eudaimonistic ethics
4. views of Greek and Roman physicians toward abortion a
HSS4107 A: Potential Midterm Exam Questions
Part I of course pack readings
These will appear either as multiple choice or short answer questions. That said, all students
are responsible for extra details that appear in the readings. Extra details will a