God at the bedside: Shadowlands

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the issue of spirituality as seen in the film Shadowlands (1993). The film is based on the true story of C. S. Lewis (Anthony Hopkins), a professor of English literature at Oxford and later Cambridge, who is perhaps best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia. Here Lewis struggles to understand the death of his wife Joy from cancer in light of his Christian faith. The chapter argues that an ethicist needs to respect the importance of religion in the lives of patients and families, and be willing to engage them on that level. He or she must be able to identify the spiritual basis of a patient's concerns, and be sufficiently familiar with that particular faith tradition to put those concerns in context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Picture of Health
Subtitle of host publicationMedical Ethics and the Movies
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780190267520
ISBN (Print)9780199735365
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Deity
Spirituality
Ethicists
Chronicles
C. S. Lewis
Wives
Faith
True Story
Christian Faith
Religion
English Literature
Cancer

Keywords

  • Bioethics
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Cancer
  • Christian faith
  • Death
  • Medical ethics
  • Religion
  • Shadowlands
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Macauley, R. (2015). God at the bedside: Shadowlands. In The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies (pp. 1-5). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0020

God at the bedside : Shadowlands. / Macauley, Robert.

The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Oxford University Press, 2015. p. 1-5.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Macauley, R 2015, God at the bedside: Shadowlands. in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Oxford University Press, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0020
Macauley R. God at the bedside: Shadowlands. In The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Oxford University Press. 2015. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0020
Macauley, Robert. / God at the bedside : Shadowlands. The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Oxford University Press, 2015. pp. 1-5
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