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Making Christian Life and Death Decisions

Kevin L. Flannery, SJ.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 6456 words.

Decisions about withdrawing or continuing life-sustaining treatments are often not made in a reasoned manner: those who must make the decisions are often not sure what would constitute an...

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Authority, the Family, and Health Care Decision Making

Raymond Hain.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

December 2011; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 7458 words.

The family, like so many other modern institutions, often looks more like an arena of competing wills than an ordered life in common. If we hope, therefore, to protect the special role that...

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Rawls and Religious Community: Ethical Decision Making in the Public Square

Glenn Gentry.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

While most people may initially agree that justice is fairness, as an evangelical Protestant I argue that, for many religious comprehensive doctrines, the Rawlsean model does not possess...

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Rawls and Religious Community: Ethical Decision Making in the Public Square

Glenn Gentry.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Christian Life and Practice; Medical Ethics. 0 words.

While most people may initially agree that justice is fairness, as an evangelical Protestant I argue that, for many religious comprehensive doctrines, the Rawlsean model does not possess...

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The Christian Family Crisis in the United States and Its Implications for Medical Decision Making

Mark A. Tarpley.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 7687 words.

The failure to maintain a canonical Christian understanding of the family as a microcosm of the church oriented toward deification instead of a microcosm of society aimed at social ends has...

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Resolving Family Disagreements in Biomedical Decision Making: The Spiritual Source of Paternal Authority

Corinna Delkeskamp-Hayes.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 10507 words.

Paternal authority is recommended as a valid Christian resource for conflict resolution in biomedical (and other inner-familial) decision making. Its bases are explored in view of the...

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The Need for Dialogical Encounter: An Account of Christian Parents’ Making Decisions on Behalf of Their Severely Handicapped Child

T. Mark McConnell and Ruth A. McConnell.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

December 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Christian Life and Practice; Medical Ethics. 6159 words.

In this article, a Christian couple narrates their experience of the medical system during the pregnancy, birth, and death of their severely handicapped daughter, focusing on key ethical...

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End-of-Life Decision Making: An Authentic Christian Death

George Eber.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

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Freedom in Responsibility: On the Relevance of “Sin” As a Hermeneutic Guiding Principle in Bioethical Decision Making

Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

This essay deals with questions of responsibility concerning technology, in particular, gene technology and the special problem of research on embryos. I raise issues concerning the extent...

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Freedom in Responsibility: On the Relevance of “Sin” As a Hermeneutic Guiding Principle in Bioethical Decision Making

Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Christian Life and Practice; Medical Ethics. 0 words.

This essay deals with questions of responsibility concerning technology, in particular, gene technology and the special problem of research on embryos. I raise issues concerning the extent...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and Christian Bioethics: Moral Controversy in Germany

Arnd T. May.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Christian Life and Practice; Medical Ethics. 0 words.

Discussions in Germany regarding appropriate end-of-life decision-making have been heavily influenced by the liberalization of access to physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active...

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Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and Christian Bioethics: Moral Controversy in Germany

Arnd T. May.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

Discussions in Germany regarding appropriate end-of-life decision-making have been heavily influenced by the liberalization of access to physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active...

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An Examination of the Revisionist Challenge to the Catholic Tradition on Providing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration to Patients in a Persistent Vegetative State

Janette Blandford.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

August 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 4889 words.

The Catholic moral tradition has consistently offered the distinction between ordinary and extraordinary means as a framework for making end-of-life decisions. Recent papal allocutions,...

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Organizational Ethics in Catholic Health Care: Honoring Stewardship and the Work Environment

Gerard Magill.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

Organizational ethics refers to the integration of values into decision making, policies, and behavior throughout the multi-disciplinary environment of a health care organization. Based...

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Organizational Ethics in Catholic Health Care: Honoring Stewardship and the Work Environment

Gerard Magill.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Christian Life and Practice; Medical Ethics. 0 words.

Organizational ethics refers to the integration of values into decision making, policies, and behavior throughout the multi-disciplinary environment of a health care organization. Based...

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The Roman Catholic Church, Biopolitics, and the Vegetative State

Jeffrey P. Bishop and Daniel R. Morrison.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

August 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 9118 words.

Compelled by recent public and politicized cases in which withdrawal of nutrition and hydration were at issue, this essay examines recent Church statements and argues that the distinction...

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For Want of a Nail

Candace Vogler.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

August 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 9213 words.

In “Modern Moral Philosophy,” Elizabeth Anscombe charged that Sidgwick's failure to distinguish intended from merely foreseen consequences of an action counted as a very bad degeneration of...

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Tracing the Soul: Medical Decisions at the Margins of Life

Walter Glannon.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

Most religious traditions hold that what makes one a person is the possession of a soul and that this gives one moral status. This status in turn gives persons interests and rights that...

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Moral Philosophy and Theology: Why is There so Little Difference for Roman Catholics?

H. Tristram Engelhardt.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

The cardinal question in Christian moral theory and bioethics is whether the knowledge that Christians have (1) by grace and (2) by revelation (e.g., regarding the character of human and...

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Freedom in Responsibility: A Response

Brent Waters.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 0 words.

This paper is a critical response to Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt's article “Freedom in responsibility: On the relevance of ‘sin’ as hermeneutic guiding principle in bioethical decision making.“...

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