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Allocating Scarce Medical Resources: Roman Catholic Perspectives

Allocating Scarce Medical Resources: Roman Catholic Perspectives

by H. Tristram Engelhardt, Mark J. Cherry


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878408825
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 05/20/2002
Series: Clinical Medical Ethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., is professor in the department of philosophy at Rice University and professor emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, as well as editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and senior editor of Christian Bioethics.

Mark J. Cherry is assistant professor of philosophy at Saint Edward's University, Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

PrefaceH. Tristam Engelhardt Jr.

Part I / Moral Responsibility and High Technology: An Introduction Infinite Expectations and Finite Resources: A Roman Catholic Perspective on Setting Limits to Critical Care, or Can Roman Catholic Moral Theology Say More than Secular Morality Provides?H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.

Facing the Challenges of High Technology Medicine: Taking the Tradition SeriouslyMark J. Cherry

Part II / Moral Consensus Statement

Consensus StatementWorking Group on Roman Catholic Approaches to Determining Appropriate Critical Care

Part III / The Challenges of Critical Care: High Technology, Rising Costs, and Guarged Promises

Respect for Human Life in the World of Intensive Care Units: Secular Reform Jewish Reflections on the Roman Catholic ViewMichael RieWhat is Appropriate Intensive Care? A Roman Catholic PerspectivePaulina Taboada

Part IV / Moral Theological PerspectivesLimiting Access to Health Care: A Traditional Roman Catholic AnalysisJoseph Boyle

Towards a Personalistic Ethics of Limiting Access to Medical Treatment: Philosophical and Catholic PositionsJoseph Seifert

Equal Care as the Best of Care: A Personalist ApproachPaul T. Schotmans

Quality of Life and Human Dignity: Meaning and Limits of Prolongation of LifeLudger Honnefelder

Part V / Moral and Public Policy Challenges

Beyond the Questions of Limits: Institutional Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Critical CareGeorge Khushf

Developing the Doctrine of Distributive Justice: Methods of Distribution, Redistribution, and the Role of Time in Allocating Intensive Care ResourcesM. Cathleen Kaveny

Creating Critical Care Resources: Implications for Distributive JusticeKevin Wm. Wildes, SJ

Part VI / From a Different Point of View: Jewish, Orthodox, and Protestant Perspectives

Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources to Critical Care: A Perspective from the Jewish Canonical TraditionTeodoro Forcht Dagi

The Current Medical Crises of Resources: Some Orthodox Christian ReflectionsVery Reverend Edward Hughes

The Allocation of Medical Services: The Problem From a Protestant PerspectiveDietrich Rössler

Part VII / Critical Commentary

Between Secular Reason and the Spirit of Christianity: Catholic Approaches to Limiting Access to Scarce Medical ResourcesCorinna Delkeskamp-Hayes

Catholicizing HealthJames W. Heisig

Roman Catholic Theology and the Allocation of Resources to Critical Care: The Boundaries of Faith and ReasonMary Ann Gardell Cutter

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