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Health Care and Christian Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0521857236

ISBN-13: 9780521857239

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robin Gill, Robin Gill, Stephen R. L. Clark, Stanley Hauerwas, Robin W. Lovin

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How can Christian ethics make a significant contribution to health care ethics in today's Western, pluralistic society? Robin Gill examines the 'moral gaps' in secular accounts of health care ethics and the tensions within specifically theological accounts. He explores the healing stories in the Synoptic Gospels, identifying four core virtues present within them - compassion, care, faith and humility - that might bring greater depth to a purely secular interpretation of health care ethics. Each of these virtues is examined in turn, using a range of topical issues including health care rationing, genetics, HIV/AIDS, withholding/withdrawing nutrition from PVS patients, and the empirical…    
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Moral gaps in secular health care ethics
Tensions in public theology
Healing in the Synoptic Gospels
Compassion in health care ethics
Care in health care ethics
Faith in health care ethics
Humility in health care ethics
Conclusion
Bibliography of works cited
Index