Good Care, Painful Choice: Medical Ethics for Ordinary People

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Paulist Press, Sep 1, 2004 - Religion - 288 pages
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Reviews the issues involved in most of the principal medical-ethical dilemmas that face our society from a multidisciplinary point of view. Updated to reflect the many changes that have occurred in medical-ethical issues.
 

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Contents

The Person At the Center of Morality
3
Moral Decision Making Morality in Action
23
Conscience The Moral Guide
39
Questions at the Beginning of Life
53
Abortion
55
Newborns with Disabilities
85
In Vitro Fertilization and Other Artificial Reproductive Technologies
99
Questions Concerning Illness and Disease
123
Organ Transplantation
162
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
174
Questions at the End of Life
199
Death and Dying
201
Euthanasia
224
Questions Concerning Health Care in General
243
Informed Consent
245
Health Care Reform
258

Genetics
125

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Richard J. Devine, CM, who holds an STD from Fribourg University, Switzerland, is professor of theology at St. John's University, Jamaica, New York.

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