Scott B. Rae (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor of Christian ethics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, California. His primary interests are medical ethics and business ethics, dealing with the application of Christian ethics to medicine and the marketplace. He has authored six book, he is a consultant for ethics for four Southern California hospitals, a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum.
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Should we make health decisions for the elderly and very ill?
“You’d be surprised how often we treat people as though they were incompetent, just because of their age or their illness,” says Dr. Scott B. Rae, Professor of Christian Ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University . Excluding our loved ones from the decision-making conversations can be disrespectful to them. “[Regarding important health decisions] the first question I always ask is, ‘Have you asked your loved one?’ And I’m shocked how many times the answer to that is no.”
What do we do when our family won’t let go of a dying loved one?
“You just transition to a different hope,” says Dr. Scott B. Rae, Professor of Christian Ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. It can be difficult for families to remember that there’s a bigger miracle on the other side of death than the one they’re hoping for now, and it becomes the role of trusted friends, mentors and spiritual leaders to come alongside them and gently remind them.
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