Blog Articles From November 2016

Blog Articles From November 2016

The Right To Die – Friends & Family Perspectives – Part 5

The Right to Die – Friends & Family Perspectives – Part 5 For most people, the perspectives of friends and family members is of importance in major life decisions.  We care about what they think, how they feel and the impact of our decisions on those we love.  Conflict with friends or family members may be triggered by disagreements in a major decision.  At best, it can bring people closer together, and at worst it can cause complete relationship breakdowns or changes to mental health.  For these reasons, we need […]...

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The Right To Die Debate – Illness And The Importance Of Considering Control – Part 4

The Right to Die Debate – Illness And The Importance of Considering Control – Part 4 Living with a chronic illness can be stressful and many people will go through a time when they feel completely out of control of their lives.  Learning to live a meaningful life with chronic illness is a challenge, which many people are successful in.  But this can change if an illness is progressive or worsens and causes a marked deterioration in quality of life.  The coping strategies any one of us has will have […]...

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The Right To Die – Understanding The Choice – Part 3

The Right to Die – Understanding The Choice – Part 3 When a loved one chooses to end their life it can be a confusing and terrifying for their friends and family.  Being able to understand this choice is pivotal if those affected are to come to terms with the choice, navigate their way through the process and eventually find some peace. What we need Understanding someone else’s choice requires empathy, the capacity to understand someone else’s thoughts and feelings by imaging what it is like to be them.  However, […]...

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The Right To Die And The Process Of Grief – Part 2

The Right to Die And The Process of Grief – Part 2 When we experience a loss, we go through a particular process designed by nature to help us reconfigure our lives in light of the new reality, one without a person that we loved.  As with all products of evolution, grief allows us to survive, in this case, the emotional devastation of losing someone pivotal in our lives.  Giving someone the right to decide when they die has a significant impact upon the grieving process, one that it is […]...

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