Life, Death, and Catholic Medical Choices

Life, Death, and Catholic Medical Choices

by Kevin O'Neil, Peter Black
     
 

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With the many medical options available to us and our loved ones, how do we make informed decisions that draw upon our Catholic tradition and thus respect our own human dignity and the dignity of others?

Using a question & answer format, this book addresses issues concerning the beginning of human life, life "in between," and the end of life. Topics

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Overview

With the many medical options available to us and our loved ones, how do we make informed decisions that draw upon our Catholic tradition and thus respect our own human dignity and the dignity of others?

Using a question & answer format, this book addresses issues concerning the beginning of human life, life "in between," and the end of life. Topics include:

Infertility

Stem cell research

Organ donation

Genetic testing

Pain management

Euthanasia

Withdrawing life support

Cremation

In Life, Death, and Catholic Medical Choices: 50 Questions From the Pews, Fathers O'Neil and Black bring professional training in Catholic ethics into dialogue with questions people in the pews face. Using precise language, they help us understand that respect for life and human dignity are at the heart of moral analysis and pastoral theological reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764819537
Publisher:
Liguori Publications
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Series:
50 Questions from the Pew Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin J. O'Neil, is a Redemptorist priest and associate professor of moral theology at the Washington Theological Union. He has published articles in books and journals of theology. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology (STD) from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome.

http://www.bustedhalo.com/videoandaudio/interview-father-kevin-oneil-co-author-life-death-and-catholic-medical-choices-50-questions-from-the-pews

Peter Black is a priest of the Archdiocese of Perth and professor of moral theology in the School of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Western Australia. He has published articles on moral theology in international theological journals. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology (STD) from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome.

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