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2016

Medicine and Health Sciences

臨終關懷

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《莊子》生死觀對臨終者的生命關懷, Cuiting Chen Jan 2016

《莊子》生死觀對臨終者的生命關懷, Cuiting Chen

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Two major issues in hospice care are pain and death. For those who are facing death and dying, the issues are intensified. This paper discusses the issues relating to death and hospice care in a framework of the Daoist philosophy on life and death, as outlined in the Zhuangzi. The author attempts to show that the wisdom of Daoism can help us to deal with the finitude and vulnerability of human life when facing death. According to the Zhuangzi, the world of experience is constantly transforming and death is part of that transformation. Therefore, it is possible for the adaptive ...


靈魂存在嗎?——瀕死經驗的啟示, Kai Man Kwan Jan 2016

靈魂存在嗎?——瀕死經驗的啟示, Kai Man Kwan

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Do human beings have a soul? The philosophical debate between materialism and dualism is highly complex, and it is difficult for one side to convince the other. Due to advances in modern medicine, we now have much more research on the phenomena of near-death experiences (NDEs), and these new data provide more information to settle this debate. If some NDEs were shown to be veridical, it would pose a challenge to materialism.

This paper is the first to argue that the understanding of NDEs is in fact very relevant to medical care, especially the care of terminally ill patients. I ...


大乘中觀哲學的生死觀, Ellen Y. Zhang Jan 2016

大乘中觀哲學的生死觀, Ellen Y. Zhang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

Death is one of the major issues for all religious traditions; it is especially so for Buddhism, as Buddhist teaching is centered upon death and the impermanence of life. This essay discusses death and dying from the framework of the philosophy of life and death, as outlined in the Māhayānic Buddhism of China. The discussion centers on early Madhyāmika Buddhism and its non-dualist approach to samsara and nirvana, this world and the other world, and life and death. The essay shows that the notions of reincarnation and karmic action offer an alternative perspective on the finitude of human existence and ...