Ethical Dilemmas: Crises in Faith and Modern Medicine

Ethical Dilemmas: Crises in Faith and Modern Medicine

by John T. Chirban
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819193372

ISBN-13: 9780819193377

Pub. Date: 12/22/1993

Publisher: University Press of America

This book presents five controversial issues that stir conflicts about moral decisions in our time. John Chirban draws upon resources of specific faith traditions. He provides case discussion and considers numerous interdisciplinary perspectives, arguing an interdependent approach for addressing these current ethical issues. Contents: I. BIOETHICS: The

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This book presents five controversial issues that stir conflicts about moral decisions in our time. John Chirban draws upon resources of specific faith traditions. He provides case discussion and considers numerous interdisciplinary perspectives, arguing an interdependent approach for addressing these current ethical issues. Contents: I. BIOETHICS: The Ethical Challenges of Science and Faith, Martin Marty; II. EUTHANASIA: Changing Conceptions of a Good Death, William F. May; Euthanasia and Care for the Dying in the Orthodox Tradition, Vigen Guroian; To Ease the Dying Process, John Breck; Euthanasia: The Medical Encounter and Faith, John Demakis; III. DECISIONS NEAR THE END OF LIFE: A Living Will and a Christian Death, Monk Ioannikios, Maurice Sill, John Demakis, John Johnstone, and Dennis Kriegel; IV. GENETIC ENGINEERING: Ethics and Genetic Engineering, Demetrios Demopulos; An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Organ Transplantation, Frank Papatheofani; Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives on Organ Donation, Sharon Chirban; V. SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Drugs and the Family, John T. Chirban; Taking Responsibility for Evil: Addiction and Usury in Light of Repentance, James R. Campbell; Towards a Recovery-Oriented Church, Lyn Breck.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819193377
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
12/22/1993
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IBioethics3
The Ethical Challenges of Science and Faith5
Pt. IIEuthanasia17
Changing Conceptions of a Good Death: Its Bearing on the Physician's Words and Deeds19
Euthanasia and Care for the Dying in the Orthodox Tradition35
To Ease the Dying Process49
Euthanasia: The Medical Encounter and Faith59
Pt. IIIDecisions Near the End of Life71
A Living Will and a Christian Death73
Pt. IVGenetic Engineering89
Ethics and Genetic Engineering91
An Orthodox Christian Perspective On Organ Transplantation101
Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives on Organ Donation113
Pt. VSubstance Abuse125
Drugs and the Family127
Taking Responsibility for Evil: Addiction and Usury in Light of Repentance137
Towards a Recovery-Oriented Church153
About the Editor161
Contributors163

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