Buddhist Ethics and End-of-Life Care Decisions: A Critical Study

Vol-6 | No-01 | January-2021 | Published Online: 17 January 2021    PDF ( 333 KB )
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2021.v06.i01.007
Author(s)
Nasiruddin Biswas 1

1Assistant Teacher, Kanibamani Primary School, West Bengal Board of Primary Education

Abstract

Buddhism is an otherworldly convention established in India around 500 BCE by Prince Siddartha Gautama, later to become Gautama Buddha. Most Buddhist conventions share a typical moral code for lay supporters, while ascetic codes will in general differ by area and custom. Buddhism has filled in the United States in the previous 50 years. Outsiders come following long customs. American believers are more varied. The primary Buddhist statute denying damage to living things, the righteousness of empathy, and the objective of a serene passing give direction to moral dynamic in regards to organ gift, retaining and pulling out life-supporting treatment, intentional end of eating, doctor help in kicking the bucket, and killing. Ideas and perspectives from three Buddhist conventions and perspectives on expert professionals are introduced. Case models represent a portion of the distinctions inside Buddhism. Proposals for social specialists are given.

Keywords
bioethics, Buddhism, ethical decision making, end-of-life care, medical social work.
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