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7. Suicide and euthanasia

7. Suicide and euthanasia  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775994
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804570
7. Suicide and euthanasia Abstract The issue of suicide is problematic for Buddhists. It is a common belief that suicide is permitted in Buddhism. ‘Suicide and euthanasia’ argues that in Buddhism, the human lifespan is a destiny determined by karma. To shorten a life artificially with suicide or euthanasia is seen by many Buddhists as tampering with destiny. It seems that rather than support the movement for euthanasia, most Buddhists would rather support the hospice movement. Buddhism has a great openness about death and encourages its followers to meditate and prepare for it in a number of ways. The Buddha
3. Life satisfaction

3. Life satisfaction  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590605
3. Life satisfaction
9. The end of life

9. The end of life  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778322
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199660445
9. The end of life
5. In and out of prison

5. In and out of prison  

Julian V. Roberts

in Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716495.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198716495
5. In and out of prison Abstract ‘In and out of prison’ considers the state of prisons today; the typical prison population; the crimes that result in imprisonment; the costs of imprisonment; the process of release and the pros and cons of parole; life after release; and re-offenders. We expect our prisons to punish and to rehabilitate, but often there are numerous ‘pains of imprisonment’: incarceration, assault, homicide, accidental death by drug overdose, self-harm, and then the long-term financial impact and adverse life events on release from custody. Rehabilitation in the prison system is also difficult and costly to provide.
1. A remarkable fact

1. A remarkable fact  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778575
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199590605
1. A remarkable fact
6. Reflections on ageing and future directions

6. Reflections on ageing and future directions  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Published Online: 
Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198725329
6. Reflections on ageing and future directions
MartyrdomA Very Short Introduction

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Jolyon Mitchell

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199585236
A Very Short Introduction
1. Debating martyrdom

1. Debating martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199585236
1. Debating martyrdom Abstract What exactly does martyrdom mean? Who can be called a martyr? There are many corners of the world which honour statues, shrines, and murals to the memories of martyrs. They are also commemorated through films, art, and websites. The idea of martyrdom incites both devotion and debate. ‘Debating martyrdom’ defines martyrdom and the martyr, examines the modern idea of ‘predatory martyrdom’, considers when a suicide bomber becomes a martyr, and discusses the place religion plays in creating and inciting martyrs. Why are some deaths described as martyrdoms and others not? Why are some martyrs and martyrdoms
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health

7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199665563
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health
6. Does it work and how do we know?

6. Does it work and how do we know?  

Sally Holland and Jonathan Scourfield

in Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780198708452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708452.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198708452
6. Does it work and how do we know? Abstract ‘Does it work and how do we know?’ addresses some key questions: should social work be thought of as science or art? What kind of knowledge do social workers need? What should their professional training cover? Should the outcomes of social work help be tested using experimental methods and if so, how much weight should we put on that testing, compared with other kinds of evidence? And what do we know about effective helping? Do some approaches work better than others? Social work may have a relatively small evidence base

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