Year: 1993 Source: Chicago, IL: Exploration Press, 1993. p.93-100 SIEC No: 19940861

Factors that seem crucial to effective ministry to the aging, the ill & the dying are discussed in the chapter. The range of patient responses to illness & dying, related suicide demgraphics, as well as a minister’s personal theological formulation about suicide are discussed. In reviewing personal responses to the dying, the author notes that in contemplating another’s vulnerability & approaching death, we necessarily confront our own.