Quality of Life: The New Medical Dilemma

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Paulist Press, 1990 - Medical - 357 pages
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Essays on medical ethics discuss philosophical and theological issues, abortion, the treatment of newborns, permanently unconscious patients, and the elderly, euthanasia, and current public policies

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Quality of life: the new medical dilemma

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This collection of 32 essays by scholars--conservative and liberal, Catholic and Protestant--carefully examines definitions of quality of life, applications of quality-of-life criteria in specific ... Read full review



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James J. Walter is the Austin & Ann O'Malley Professor of Bioethics and chair of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University. He is coauthor of The New Genetic Medicine: Theological and Ethical Reflections and Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective.

Thomas A. Shannon is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Social Ethics in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA.

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