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Contemporary issues in bioethics : a Catholic perspective

Author: James J Walter; Thomas A Shannon
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2005.
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Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Walter and Shannon combine clear, concise and accessible prose with teachable case studies on such issues as reproductive cloning, quality of life and clinical decision making, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Walter, James J.
Contemporary issues in bioethics.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2005
(DLC) 2005016779
(OCoLC)60651042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James J Walter; Thomas A Shannon
ISBN: 9781461674771 1461674778
OCLC Number: 763006468
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 293 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Religion and bioethics: a value-added discussion --
Playing God or playing human? --
Horizon analysis and moral stance: an interpretation of Cardinal Bernardin's "consistent ethic of life" --
The communitarian perspective: autonomy and the common good --
Reflections on the moral status of the pre-embryo --
A Catholic reflection on embryonic stem cell research --
Cloning, uniqueness, and individuality --
Reproductive technologies: ethical and religious issues --
Theological parameters: Catholic doctrine on abortion in a pluralist society --
Perspectives on medical ethics: biotechnology and genetic medicine. Theological perspectives on cancer genetics and gene therapy: the Roman Catholic tradition --
The meaning and validity of quality of life judgments in contemporary Roman Catholic medical ethics --
Terminal sedation: a Catholic perspective --
The PVS patient and the forgoing/withdrawing of medical nutrition and hydration --
Artificial nutrition and hydration: assessing the Papal statement --
Implications of the Papal allocution on feeding tubes --
Assisted nutrition and hydration and the Catholic tradition: the case of Terri Schiavo.
Responsibility: James J. Walter, Thomas A. Shannon.
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