Expanding Your Knowledge on Euthanasia

The goal of Life Issues Institute is to provide educational tools for the pro-life movement and public at large. This involves producing excellent quality materials that will help change the hearts and minds of people around the world on the life issues. It also includes promoting effective educational materials, tools and events that other pro-life organizations have developed.

Euthanasia is one of the life issues that seems to be somewhat lacking in adequate educational materials. This is especially troublesome because it can be difficult for individuals or organizations to articulate a pro-life position on end-of-life issues. That’s why Life Issues Institute is pleased to make you aware of two ways in which you can expand your knowledge and expertise in this area.

Turning the Tide is a powerful DVD on euthanasia and assisted suicide. It was co-produced by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Salt and Light media foundation. It was designed to effectively reach a secular audience, one that relates more to a patient’s autonomy versus the sanctity of human life. The goal of Turning the Tide is to shift the focus off autonomy and onto the real heart of the matter, protecting innocent human life from intentional death by euthanasia or assisted suicide. Paramount to this is presenting the personal real-life stories of individuals who are vulnerable to euthanasia or assisted suicide. There is also a focus on the central issue of pain and symptom management, as well as proper end-of-life care. In addition to exploring the problems of euthanasia in today’s society, the program offers tangible solutions to improve the care of at-risk patients.

This twenty-eight minute program features euthanasia experts and notables such as Wesley Smith with the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo’s brother, who is with the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation. The Turning the Tide DVD comes complete with a Discussion Guide, which is ideal for small group or classroom presentations. It will help those who speak on end-of-life issues to organize a more effective presentation.

You can order the complete DVD Turning the Tide package by contacting the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition at www.epcc.ca or phone 877.439.3348. Their address is Box 25033, London ON, N6C 6A8, Canada.

International Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Symposium
Another excellent way to equip you for becoming better acquainted with end-of-life issues is to attend the upcoming International Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Symposium. It will be held in Toronto, Canada on November 30 through December 1, 2007, and will be a who’s who gathering of authorities in the field of euthanasia. Speakers include experts from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, United States and Canada. Attendees will be coming from Europe, throughout North America, Canada and as far away as Australia. Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from what will likely be a rare opportunity to hear so many experts gathered at one event.

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