Maynooth College Reflects on Facing Life's End: Perspectives on Dying and Death
Foreword by Archbishop Dermot Farrell
‘wholeheartedly recommended… an enlarging experience to read and absorb. It is a book which should be known, and widely used by all those involved in end of life care’.The Irish Catholic
With contributions from those working in palliative care, healthcare chaplaincy, philosophy and theology, this book adopts a multi-faceted approach to questions around dying and death.
Topics include the transformative power of palliative care, spiritual care at the end of life, philosophical perspectives on dying, death and dignity, prudential judgment in end-of-life decision-making, perinatal death, compassionate accompaniment of the bereaved, honouring the sacred story of the dying, reflecting on the Order of Christian funerals scriptural perspectives on mortality, the significance of music in the funeral liturgy, how the afterlife has been imagined within the Christian tradition, and the ‘liturgy’ of the Irish Wake.
Jeremy Corley, Aoife McGrath, Neil-Xavier O’Donoghue and Salvador Ryan are faculty members at Maynooth Pontifical University.
210 x 140mm