Bioethics from a Faith Perspective: Ethics in Health Care for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Bioethics from a Faith Perspective: Ethics in Health Care for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Jack T Hanford, Harold G Koenig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789015102

ISBN-13: 9780789015105

Pub. Date: 02/04/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Discover the spiritual community's position on bioethics issues! Bioethics from a Faith Perspective: Ethics in Health Care for the Twenty-First Century offers a meaningful, rational, faith-oriented framework for deciding how to deal with important biomedical health care issues. Organ donation, managed care, the Human Genome Project, and medical technology that

Overview

Discover the spiritual community's position on bioethics issues! Bioethics from a Faith Perspective: Ethics in Health Care for the Twenty-First Century offers a meaningful, rational, faith-oriented framework for deciding how to deal with important biomedical health care issues. Organ donation, managed care, the Human Genome Project, and medical technology that keeps people alive beyond their "natural" life span are some of the topics it illuminates through case analysis and resolution. Since almost all textbooks in bioethics omit the religious dimension of life (even though the field was inspired and stimulated by religious scholars at Princeton and Yale), this is an indispensable volume. While most people state their moral positions from the background of their religious traditions, many have not had the opportunity to study the relation between their faith perspectives and the difficult issues that arise in the pursuit of health care. This book shows the relevance, significance, and guidance that a faith perspective can offer for dealing with bioethical issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789015105
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/04/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Technical-Ethical Distinction
  • Chapter 1. Framework: Advancing Moral Reasoning toward a Faith Perspective
  • Chapter 2. The Relationship Between Moral Development and Faith Development
  • Kohlberg and Morality
  • Fowler and Faith
  • Similarities Between Kohlberg and Fowler
  • Differences Between Kohlberg and Fowler
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Is the Faith of Faith Development Christian Faith?
  • Question
  • Response
  • Chapter 4. A Therapeutic Christian Bioethics
  • Chapter 5. A Public Faith
  • Religion, Values and Public Life, and Biomedical Ethics
  • The Inclusion of Public Religion in Biomedical Ethics in America
  • Chapter 6. Public Faith and Religion, Medical Ethics, and Transplants
  • Chapter 7. Mental Health and Managed Care
  • Pellegrino's Faith Perspective
  • Managed Care
  • Issues and Strategies
  • An Update on Ethics in Managed Care for the Twenty-First Century
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Ethics in Genetics: The Human Genome Project
  • Chapter 9. Faith and Medical Technology: Toward an Ethics for Medical Technology
  • Introduction
  • Nineteenth Century
  • Twentieth Century
  • Use of the Technical-Ethical Distinction
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 10. A Faith Perspective on the Elderly in Bioethics
  • History
  • Constructive Theories from William James, Kohlberg, and Fowler
  • A Sample Course on Biomedical Ethics and Aging
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 11. Bioethics for Pastors from a Faith Perspective
  • Problems for Christianity and the University
  • The Need for Authentic Profession in Ministry and Health Care
  • Discerning the Effectiveness of Ministry
  • Pastors and Physician-Assisted Suicide or Death
  • Pastors and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • The Pastor and the Consent Procedure
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 12. Bioethics for Nurses from a Faith Perspective
  • Is the Nurse a Professional?
  • Faith Perspective
  • Does Faith Contribute to Effective Practice?
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

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