9780878403752

Ethics of Health Care: An Introductory Textbook

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    9780878403752

  • ISBN10:

    0878403752

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-08-01
  • Publisher: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Summary

In the wake of the successful cloning of animals and the promises -- or fears -- of stem cell research, new discoveries in science and medicine need more than ever to be accompanied by careful moral reflection. Contending that concern over the ethical dimensions of these and other like issues are no longer just in the domain of those involved in medical practice, the third edition of Ethics of Health Care claims these are vital topics that should matter deeply to all citizens.

While stressing the Catholic tradition in health care ethics, Ethics in Health Care is ecumenical, incorporating a broader Christian tradition as well as humanistic approaches -- and takes as common ground for mutual understanding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. This new third edition is a response to the many developments in theology and the startlingly rapid changes in the arenas of medicine and health care over the past decade, from the dominance of managed care to increased surgery on an "outpatient" basis; from hospice care for the dying to the incr

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Methods in Health Care Ethics
1(14)
The Enlightenment and New Ethical Systems
1(2)
Hume's Contribution to Other Systems
3(3)
Other Ethical Systems in the United States
6(1)
The Moral System of the Catholic Church
7(5)
Summary
12(1)
Questions
12(1)
Cases
12(3)
The Content of Catholic Health Care Ethics
15(16)
Is There a Catholic Ethics?
15(2)
What Is an Ethical Principle?
17(1)
Principles of Christian Faith
17(6)
Principles of Christian Love
23(2)
Principles of Christian Hope
25(5)
Summary
30(1)
Questions
30(1)
Cases
30(1)
The Person Seeking Health
31(12)
The Notion of Person
31(3)
The Person and Community
34(2)
Developing Common Values
36(2)
Priorities in Needs and Values
38(2)
Summary
40(1)
Questions
41(1)
Cases
41(2)
Defining Human Health
43(12)
Concepts of Health and Disease
43(2)
Disease and Illness
45(2)
Biological Health
47(2)
Higher Levels of Health
49(2)
Integrating Human Functioning
51(1)
Summary
52(1)
Questions
52(1)
Cases
53(2)
Personal Responsibility for Health
55(16)
The Individual's Quest for Health
55(3)
Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle
58(1)
Creative Stewardship of Health
59(1)
Developing a Well-Formed Conscience
60(5)
Concrete Application of Moral Norms
65(1)
Elements of Informed Consent
66(1)
Choosing a Physician
67(2)
Summary
69(1)
Questions
69(1)
Cases
70(1)
Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals
71(16)
What Is a Profession?
71(3)
Ideals of the Medical Profession
74(2)
The Christian Health Care Professional
76(1)
Personalizing the Health Care Profession
77(4)
Professional Communication
81(2)
Peer Relationships and Professional Discipline
83(2)
Summary
85(1)
Questions
85(1)
Cases
86(1)
Social Responsibility for Health Care
87(18)
Models of Health Care
87(4)
Gospel Principles of Social Organization
91(2)
Functionalism
93(3)
The Health Care Team
96(2)
Health Care Ethics and Public Policy
98(2)
The Catholic Health Care Facility
100(2)
Summary
102(1)
Questions
103(1)
Cases
103(2)
Human Research and the Allocation of Resources
105(16)
Human Research
105(3)
Norms for Research on Human Subjects
108(7)
Allocating Resources: Micro and Macro Issues
115(3)
Summary
118(1)
Questions
119(1)
Cases
119(2)
Sexuality and Reproduction
121(20)
The Meaning of Sexuality
121(3)
Human Sexuality
124(5)
Abortion
129(2)
Disputed Cases: Ectopic Pregnancy and Anencephalic Infants
131(1)
The Morality of Contraception
132(2)
Natural Family Planning
134(1)
Surgical Sterilization
135(1)
Care of Rape Victims
136(1)
Pastoral Considerations
137(2)
Summary
139(1)
Questions
140(1)
Cases
140(1)
Reconstructing Human Beings
141(18)
Human Dominion over Nature
141(2)
Surgical Procedures
143(5)
Manipulation of Embryonic Cells
148(6)
Genetic Manipulation
154(3)
Summary
157(1)
Questions
157(1)
Cases
158(1)
Mental Illness: Medical and Psychiatric Therapies
159(20)
Mental Illness
159(2)
Therapies for Mental Illness
161(7)
Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy
168(4)
Addiction
172(3)
Summary
175(1)
Questions
176(1)
Cases
176(3)
Death and Dying
179(24)
The Mystery of Death
179(2)
Determining the Moment of Death
181(5)
Telling Truth to the Dying
186(1)
Euthanasia and Suicide
187(2)
Allowing a Person to Die
189(8)
Pain and Dying
197(1)
Care for the Corpse and Cadaver
198(3)
Summary
201(1)
Questions
201(1)
Cases
202(1)
Spiritual Ministry and Health Care
203(12)
The Purpose of Pastoral Care
203(1)
Spiritual Counseling
204(2)
Celebrating the Healing Process
206(4)
Baptism and the Eucharist
210(2)
Summary
212(1)
Questions
213(1)
Cases
213(2)
Epilogue 215(2)
Appendix 1: Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services 217(26)
Appendix 2: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations 243(4)
Sources 247(4)
Index 251

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