Health Care Ethics: A Theological Analysis / Edition 4

Health Care Ethics: A Theological Analysis / Edition 4

by Benedict M. Ashley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878406441

ISBN-13: 9780878406449

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

This fourth edition of Health Care Ethics provides a contemporary study of broad and major issues affecting health care and the ethics of health care from the perspective of Catholic teachings and theological investigation.

It aims to help Christian, and especially Catholic, health care professionals solve concrete problems in terms of principles rooted in

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This fourth edition of Health Care Ethics provides a contemporary study of broad and major issues affecting health care and the ethics of health care from the perspective of Catholic teachings and theological investigation.

It aims to help Christian, and especially Catholic, health care professionals solve concrete problems in terms of principles rooted in Scripture and tested by individual experience.

Since the last edition of Health Care Ethics, there have been many changes in the fields of health care medicine and theology that have necessitated a fourth edition. Ashley and O'Rourke have revised their seminal work to address the publication of significant documents by the Church and the restructuring of the health care system.

Features of the revised fourth edition:

• Discusses significant Church documents issued since the third edition includes "The Splendor of Truth" (Veritatis Splendor), and the "Gospel of Life" (Evangelium Vitae); the "Instruction on the Vocation of Theologians"; the Catechism of the Catholic Church; and the Revised Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services.

• Examines the implications of managed care techniques.

• Probes such changes in the practice of medicine as the new emphasis on preventive care, the involvement of individuals in their own care, greater use of pharmaceuticals in psychiatry, and the greater role of genetics in diagnosis and prognosis.

• Explores the quest for more compassionate care of the dying.

• Updates the bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878406449
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1The Health Seeker1
1On Being Human3
2Health and Disease22
3Personal Responsibility for Health38
Pt. 2The Healing Profession: Response of the Community to the Health Needs of Persons67
4The Health Care Profession69
5Personalizing the Health Care Profession89
6Social Organization of Health Care107
Pt. 3The Logic of Bioethical Decisions137
7The Logic of Bioethical Decisions139
8Norms of Christian Decision Making in Bioethics177
Pt. 4Difficult Bioethical Decisions225
9Artificial Reproduction, Fetal Testing, Abortion227
10Conception Control, Contraception, and Natural Family Planning271
11Reconstructing and Modifying the Function of the Human Body316
12Neurological and Psychological Therapy of Mental Illness355
13Suffering and Death394
Pt. 5Pastoral Ministry in Health Care433
14Pastoral Care and Ethical Decisions435
Bibliography463
Name Index519
Subject Index523

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