Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

End of Life Pedagogy and Empathetic Guidance
Enza Sidoti, Ph.D; Gioacchino Lavanco

The scientific progress has recently provoked profound physical and conceptual changes related to the end of life (EOL), and it has been necessary an intense debate about EOL and euthanasy. It is significant to define death as the absence of life qualities and not as a physical end. Hence, the end stage of our life is a crucial and meaningful moment. For this reason, it is essential to try to integrate the purely technical perspective with an ethic of guidance, which allows patients to live in dignity their death. For this reason, it urges to engage a continue and deep educational and experiential co-construction on the end of life, aware of its precariousness.

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