An Assessment of Denominational Resources and Guidance Available Relating to End-of-Life Pastoral Care in the Anglican Church in North America, Diocese of Western Anglicans, Deaneries of San Diego and Los Angeles
James D Hearn
This thesis examines the difficulties faced by parish clergy serving in the Diocese of Western Anglicans of the Anglican Church in North America in attempting to access denominational resources and secure guidance when called upton to minister to congregants facing complex end-of-life issues. While the Church is possessed of rich foundational resources capable of providing bioethical guidance, the data obtained through field research suggests that clergy are either unaware of such resources or face difficulties or confusion in locating, interpreting, and applying them. These resources are considered as re the foundations upon which further resources may be generated.