Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics

ISBN-10: 1589019601
ISBN-13: 9781589019607
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics, Second Edition, integrates theology, methodology, and practical application into a detailed and practical examination of the bioethical issues that confront students, scholars, and practitioners. Noted bioethicists Gerard Magill, Henk ten Have, and David F. Kelly contribute diverse backgrounds and experience that inform the richness of new material covered in this second edition. The book is organized into three sections: theology (basic issues underlying Catholic thought), methodology (how Catholic theology approaches moral issues, including birth control), and applications to current issues. New chapters discuss controversial end-of-life issues such as forgoing treatment, killing versus allowing patients to die, ways to handle decisions for incompetent patients, advance directives, and physician-assisted suicide. Unlike anthologies, the coherent text offers a consistent method in order to provide students, scholars, and practitioners with an understanding of ethical dilemmas as well as concrete examples to assist in the difficult decisions they must make on an everyday basis.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
Theological Basis
Religion and Health Care
The Dignity of Human Life
The Integrity of the Human Person
The Implications for Health Care
Theological Principles in Health Care Ethics
Method
The Levels and Questions of Ethics
Freedom and the Moral Agent
Right and Wrong
Metaethics
Method in Catholic Medical Ethics
Catholic Method and Birth Control
The Principle of Double Effect
Application
Forgoing Treatment, Pillar One: Ordinary and Extraordinary Means
Forgoing Treatment, Pillar Two: Killing and Allowing to Die
Forgoing Treatment, Pillar Three: Decisions by Competent Patients
Forgoing Treatment, Pillar Three: Decisions for Incompetent Patients
Forgoing Treatment, Pillar Three: Advance Directives
Hydration and Nutrition
Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Medical Futility
Pain and Pain Management
Ethics Committees
Research Ethics
Organizational Ethics
Embryonic Stem Cells and the Beginning of Personhood
Genetic Engineering: Ethics and Anthropology
Specific Issues in Genetics
Allocating Health Care Resources
The Use and Misuse of the Allocation Argument
Global Bioethics
Glossary
Cases Cited
References
Index

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