Long-Term Care (IN: Dignity and Dying: a Christian Appraisal, edited by J F Kilner, A B Miller, and E D Pellegrino)
Thobaben J R
If Christians wish to advocate against physician-assisted suicide for the chronically ill, they must also advocate for improved alternatives in care & living options for the seriously disabled. The chapter begins with a brief analysis of disability in the US. It then compares categories of chronically ill persons in long-term care settings with categories used to justify euthanasia. The third section examines the social process of euthanizing the disabled. The remainder of the body of the chapter then presents ‘Seven Intentions’ for Christians & Christian institutions.