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Praying for a cure : when medical and religious practices conflict

Author: Peggy DesAutels; M Pabst Battin; Larry May
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999.
Series: Point/counterpoint.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the children of Christian Scientists die from a treatable illness, are their parents quilty of murder for withholding that treatment? This text debates the issues of who is ultimately  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy DesAutels; M Pabst Battin; Larry May
ISBN: 0847692620 9780847692620 0847692639 9780847692637
OCLC Number: 39985589
Description: viii, 139 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Peggy DesAutels, Margaret P. Battin, Larry May --
High-risk religion; Christian Science and the violation of informed consent / Margaret P. Battin --
Rational choice and alternative worldviews; a defense of Christian Science / Peggy DesAutels --
Put up or shut up? Countering the defense of Christian Science / Margaret P. Battin --
Putting up / Peggy DesAutels --
Challenging medical authority / Larry May --
Challenging medical metaphysics / Peggy DesAutels --
Respecting medical science and Christian Science / Larry May --
Protecting Christian Science from medical scinece / Peggy DesAutels --
Conclusion; agreeing to disagree? / Margaret P. Battin, peggy DesAutels, Larry May.
Series Title: Point/counterpoint.
Responsibility: Peggy DesAutels, Margaret P. Battin, Larry May.

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The right to turn one's chosen source is now well established in both law and ethics, but where children are unable to choose for themselves the situation is fraught with moral difficulties. This Read more...

 
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