Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine: Empowering Discernment

Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine: Empowering Discernment

by Patricia Elyse Terrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789030454

ISBN-13: 9780789030450

Pub. Date: 06/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine explains the mystery of the God-human relationship so ministers, priests, and pastors can follow the ethics and mechanics of counseling human reproductive health and be informed on issues of religion, medical experimentation, and politics. The unique book is a teaching text and a desktop reference for clergypersons

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Overview

Counseling Pregnancy, Politics, and Biomedicine explains the mystery of the God-human relationship so ministers, priests, and pastors can follow the ethics and mechanics of counseling human reproductive health and be informed on issues of religion, medical experimentation, and politics. The unique book is a teaching text and a desktop reference for clergypersons and pastoral care ministers, providing them with information on the sensitive and intimate topic of reproductive health from a christian worldview so they can advise and empower congregation members to make thoughtful decisions about health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789030450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Series:
Haworth Series in Chaplaincy Series
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction: The Goals of the Book. Part I: Information to Equip Decisions. Humankind Created in the Image of God, Imago Dei: The Passion and Politics of Human Biology. Ethics: Has Morality Become a Maze or a Prism? What Politics? Which Legal System? Medical Experimentation and Reproduction. Part II: Applying the Information to Issues in Reproduction. Issues Faced by the Expectant Mother. The Moral Status of the Embryo Appendix. Legal Documents and Cases. Notes. Sources Consulted. Index.

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