Euthanasia and the Quality of Life Debate
Christian Bioethics. 1995 Dec; 1(3): 322-337.
Orthodox Christian ethics is grounded in the sacredness of life principle. Yet, it can accept a quality of life approach where "quality" refers not to capacities or states, but to the relationship between the patient's condition and the quest for transcendent life goals (Walter and Shannon, 1990). The true quality of human life derives from the vocation to
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