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Ethics of Health Care
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Introduction 1. Methods in Health Care Ethics 2. The Content of Catholic Health Care Ethics 3. The Person Seeking Health 4. Defining Human Health 5. Personal Responsibility for Health 6. Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals 7. Social Responsibility for Health Care 8. Human Research and the Allocation of Resources 9. Sexuality and Reproduction 10. Reconstructing Human Beings 11. Mental Illness: Medical and Psychiatric Therapies 12. Death and Dying 13. Spiritual Ministry and Health Care

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"An introductory textbook that is ideal for medical and nursing education. . . . Can also be used as a resource for the ongoing renewal for the Catholic health care ministry."

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Benedict M. Ashley, OP, a priest of the Dominican Order, Chicago Province, is Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. He is a senior fellow of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He has been honored with the medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice conferred by John Paul II and the Thomas Linacre Award from the National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds. Kevin O'Rourke, OP, is professor emeritus and founder of the Center for Health Care Ethics at the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center. He is a professor of bioethics at the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics and Public Policy, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago.

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An introductory textbook that is ideal for medical and nursing education... Can also be used as a resource for the ongoing renewal for the Catholic health care ministry. Health Progress

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