Faith and Health : Religion, Science, and Public Policy

ISBN-10: 0881460850

ISBN-13: 9780881460858

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul D. Simmons
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Description: Faith and Health examines controversial issues in medical ethics such as embryo stem cell research, the face transplant, cyborgs and the human and physician assisted suicide. Those struggling with such confusing and controversial subjects will appreciate the insights from ethics, theology, and law the author brings together. Here is guidance for personal or social responses to questions in medicine that affect us all.

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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 293
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Abbreviationsp. iiiv
Introductionp. 1
Human Suffering and the Medical Mandatep. 19
False Hope: Faith and Healing in the ICUp. 44
Health Care and the Future: Faith Perspectives and Healthcare Reformp. 67
Aging as an Assault on Human Dignity: Spirituality and End-of-life Decision-makingp. 92
Religion, Politics, and a Right to Diep. 115
Faith and the Future of Physician-assisted Suicidep. 133
Ethics and the Artificial Heart: Cyborgs and the Human Futurep. 156
Ethics and CTA: Might We Have Your Face?p. 176
Religion, Ethics, and the Great Embryo Stem Cell Debatep. 197
Faith, Ethics, and Abortion: Thinking about the Unthinkablep. 214
Medicine and the Demonic: Should Psychiatrists Engage in Exorcisms?p. 235
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Appendices
Authority in the ICUp. 263
AMA: Principles of Medical Ethicsp. 264
The Hippocratic Oathp. 266
The Nuremberg Codep. 267
Contraception and IVF: The Vatican's Responsep. 269
Summary of Vacco v. Quill.p. 272
Time Line in the Terri Schiavo Casep. 274
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 289
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