Conscience and Catholic Health Care: From Clinical Contexts to Government Mandates

Conscience and Catholic Health Care: From Clinical Contexts to Government Mandates


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626982123
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 03/16/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 901,984
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David E. DeCosse is the director of campus ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, where he is also adjunct associate professor of religious studies. He is the co-editor of Conscience and Catholicism.

Thomas A. Nairn, OFM is senior director, ethics at the Catholic Health Association of the United States. He has edited numerous volumes including The Seamless Garment: Writings on the Consistent Garment of Life, which won a 2009 Catholic Book Award from the Catholic Press Association and The Consistent Ethic of Life: Assessing Its Reception and Relevance.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction David E. DeCosse Thomas A. Nairn, OFM xi

1 "Reciprocity of Consciences" and Catholic Health Care: Opportunities and Challenges Ron Hamel 1

2 The Rhetoric of Conscience: Pope Francis, Conversion, and Catholic Health Care Anne E. Patrick, SNJM 17

3 Conscience after Vatican II: Theological Premises for a Discussion of Catholic Health Care Roberto Dell'Oro 33

4 Dealing with Doubt: Epikeia, Probabilism, and the Formation of Medical Conscience Lisa Fullam, DVM, ThD 49

5 Does a Catholic Health Care Organization Have an Institutional Conscience? Thomas A. Nairn, OFM 63

6 Catholic Public Witness on Health Care Reform: Toward a More Capacious Model of Conscience Kristin E. Heyer 79

7 The Role of Conscience in the Delivery of Health Care John J. Paris, SJ M. Patrick Moore Jr. 91

8 Law, Religion, and Conscience in a Pluralistic Society: The Case of the Little Sisters of the Poor Cathleen Kaveny 105

9 ACLU v. Catholic Health Care: An Inquiry into Disputes over Previability Pregnancy Termination Lawrence J. Nelson 121

10 Forming Conscience in an Age of Radical Biomedical Discovery Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ 139

11 Situating the Catholic Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Context of the Teachings of Pope Francis on Conscience and Mercy Gerald Coleman, PSS 155

12 The Inaccessible Conscience: The Case of Unrepresented Patients Margaret R. McLean 169

13 Conscience, Race, and Health Care Disparities: Catholicism and the Formation of Conscience in Light of a Black Liberation Bioethics Shawnee M. Daniels-Sykes 185

14 Conscience Formation of Students in Health Profession Programs in Catholic Universities Carol Taylor, PhD, RN 199

List of Contributors 211

Index 217

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