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A new life in dying: The spiritual journey of a dying man

Harriman, Robert S. (2004) A new life in dying: The spiritual journey of a dying man. In 13th IASSID World Congress, 14th -19th June 2004, Montpelier, France. (Unpublished)

Abstract

I work as a chaplain with people with intellectual disability in a church based agency which provides lifestyle support for people who have moved from institutions to community living. In my work I support people who are dying and their carers. This presentation is a reflection on the spiritual journey of a man dying from lung cancer and the new life that he discovered. As he explored the spiritual questions of identity and connectedness he discovered that, rather than being alone in the world, he had a family who cared about him. Implications for research with respect to informed decision making and appropriate support will be explored.

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ID Code: 8365
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: dying, ethics, spirituality, intellectual disability
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 The Author
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:42

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