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Fodder for despair, masquerading as hope: diagnosing the postures of hope(lessness) at the end of life

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Hope is needed for persons confronting the limits of human life, antagonised by the threats of death. It is needed also for those health and medical professionals constrained by the institution of medicine, determined by market metaphors and instrumental reasoning. Yet, despair can masquerade as hope for such persons when functional hoping for particular outcomes or aims proves futile and aimless. The following will examine such masquerades, while giving attention to particular expressions of...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3390/rel10120651

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Theology and Religion
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6253-353X
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Religions Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
12
Pages:
651-651
Publication date:
2019-11-27
Acceptance date:
2019-11-24
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EISSN:
2077-1444
Source identifiers:
1078354
Language:
English
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pubs:1078354
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uuid:27b68094-ae88-4522-9963-f2fd205e9b29
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pubs:1078354
Deposit date:
2019-12-18

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