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Transcendence/religion to immanence/nonreligion in assisted dying

Transcendence/religion to immanence/nonreligion in assisted dying PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the ways in which the Supreme Court of Canada has shifted away from transcendent/religious to nonreligious conceptualizations of assisted dying.Design/methodology/approachA discourse analysis of a Supreme Court of Canada case on assisted dying and the facta of the 26 associated interveners.FindingsThe research points to a shift away from religious to nonreligious understandings in the way the Court conceptualizes suffering, pain, illness and assisted dying.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to the understanding of nonreligion as a social phenomenon. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare Emerald Publishing

Transcendence/religion to immanence/nonreligion in assisted dying

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2056-4902
DOI
10.1108/IJHRH-09-2017-0051
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the ways in which the Supreme Court of Canada has shifted away from transcendent/religious to nonreligious conceptualizations of assisted dying.Design/methodology/approachA discourse analysis of a Supreme Court of Canada case on assisted dying and the facta of the 26 associated interveners.FindingsThe research points to a shift away from religious to nonreligious understandings in the way the Court conceptualizes suffering, pain, illness and assisted dying.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to the understanding of nonreligion as a social phenomenon.

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International Journal of Human Rights in HealthcareEmerald Publishing

Published: May 14, 2018

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