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Resolution Number: 1997-C013
Title: Request Study of Theological Implications of End of Life Issues
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Substituted and Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 72nd General Convention request the appropriate Interim Body, as determined by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies, appoint members to a working group representing a wide range of expertise and approaches to medicine, ethics and theology; to study the theological and ethical implication of end of life issues including, adequate palliative care, euthanasia, and assisted suicide; taking into consideration pertinent studies in the Christian moral perspective such as the Washington Report; previous resolutions of the General Convention; and recent Supreme Court decisions, and report to the 73rd General Convention.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, 1997 (New York: General Convention, 1998), p. 184.