Diagnosis Critical: The Urgent Threats Confronting Catholic Healthcare

Diagnosis Critical: The Urgent Threats Confronting Catholic Healthcare

by Leonard J. Nelson
     
 

The pressure on Catholic medical institutions and health care workers is mounting at an alarming rate as they struggle to uphold their faith in an industry that is confronting new bioethical dilemmas every year.

The choice to provide or not provide contraception, abortion, controversial fertility procedures, and even physician-assisted suicide has now begun to

Overview

The pressure on Catholic medical institutions and health care workers is mounting at an alarming rate as they struggle to uphold their faith in an industry that is confronting new bioethical dilemmas every year.

The choice to provide or not provide contraception, abortion, controversial fertility procedures, and even physician-assisted suicide has now begun to take on legal ramifications, as Catholic facilities seek to maintain their tax-exempt status and their eligibility for federal funding. It is an all too real danger that Catholic medical centers - even those in communities where medical care is scarce - may be forced to either shut down or provide immoral procedures, while tens of thousands of Catholic doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals could be forced to choose between quitting their jobs or violating their religious beliefs.

Now, for the first time, an experienced professional delves into bioethical issues to assist everyone in navigating this minefield of moral questions pertaining to the mission of Catholic health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592760701
Publisher:
Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date:
05/22/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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