Ethics of Health Care An Introductory Textbook

ISBN-10: 0878403752

ISBN-13: 9780878403752

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Benedict M. Ashley, O.P., a priest of the Dominican Order, Chicago Province, is Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. He is a senior fellow of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He has been honored with the medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice conferred by John Paul II and the Thomas Linacre Award from the National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds. He is coauthor of Ethics of Health Care: An Introductory Textbook, Third Edition (with Kevin O'Rourke, O.P.).

Introduction
Methods in Health Care Ethics
The Enlightenment and New Ethical Systems
Hume's Contribution to Other Systems
Other Ethical Systems in the United States
The Moral System of the Catholic Church
Summary
Questions
Cases
The Content of Catholic Health Care Ethics
Is There a Catholic Ethics?
What Is an Ethical Principle?
Principles of Christian Faith
Principles of Christian Love
Principles of Christian Hope
Summary
Questions
Cases
The Person Seeking Health
The Notion of Person
The Person and Community
Developing Common Values
Priorities in Needs and Values
Summary
Questions
Cases
Defining Human Health
Concepts of Health and Disease
Disease and Illness
Biological Health
Higher Levels of Health
Integrating Human Functioning
Summary
Questions
Cases
Personal Responsibility for Health
The Individual's Quest for Health
Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle
Creative Stewardship of Health
Developing a Well-Formed Conscience
Concrete Application of Moral Norms
Elements of Informed Consent
Choosing a Physician
Summary
Questions
Cases
Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals
What Is a Profession?
Ideals of the Medical Profession
The Christian Health Care Professional
Personalizing the Health Care Profession
Professional Communication
Peer Relationships and Professional Discipline
Summary
Questions
Cases
Social Responsibility for Health Care
Models of Health Care
Gospel Principles of Social Organization
Functionalism
The Health Care Team
Health Care Ethics and Public Policy
The Catholic Health Care Facility
Summary
Questions
Cases
Human Research and the Allocation of Resources
Human Research
Norms for Research on Human Subjects
Allocating Resources: Micro and Macro Issues
Summary
Questions
Cases
Sexuality and Reproduction
The Meaning of Sexuality
Human Sexuality
Abortion
Disputed Cases: Ectopic Pregnancy and Anencephalic Infants
The Morality of Contraception
Natural Family Planning
Surgical Sterilization
Care of Rape Victims
Pastoral Considerations
Summary
Questions
Cases
Reconstructing Human Beings
Human Dominion over Nature
Surgical Procedures
Manipulation of Embryonic Cells
Genetic Manipulation
Summary
Questions
Cases
Mental Illness: Medical and Psychiatric Therapies
Mental Illness
Therapies for Mental Illness
Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy
Addiction
Summary
Questions
Cases
Death and Dying
The Mystery of Death
Determining the Moment of Death
Telling Truth to the Dying
Euthanasia and Suicide
Allowing a Person to Die
Pain and Dying
Care for the Corpse and Cadaver
Summary
Questions
Cases
Spiritual Ministry and Health Care
The Purpose of Pastoral Care
Spiritual Counseling
Celebrating the Healing Process
Baptism and the Eucharist
Summary
Questions
Cases
Epilogue
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations
Sources
Index
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