Table of contents for Contemporary issues in bioethics : a Catholic perspective / edited by James J. Walter and Thomas A. Shannon.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
PART ONE: THEOLOGICAL ISSUES
1. Religion and Bioethics: A Value Added Discussion
2. Playing God or Playing Human
3. Horizon Analysis and Moral Stance: An Interpretation of Cardinal Bernardin's "Consistent Ethic of Life"
4. The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy and the Common Good
PART TWO: ISSUES AT THE BEGINNING OF LIFE
5. Reflections on the Moral Status of the Pre-embryo (with Allan B. Wolter, OFM)
6. A Catholic Reflection on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
7. Cloning, Uniqueness and Individuality
8. Reproductive Technologies: Ethical and Religious Issues
9. Theological Parameters: Catholic Doctrine on Abortion in a Pluralist Society
PART THREE: ISSUES CONCERNED WITH GENETIC MEDICINE AND THE CARE OF ILL PATIENTS
10. Perspectives on Medical Ethics: Biotechnology and Genetic Medicine
11. Theological Perspectives on Cancer Genetics and Gene Therapy: The Roman Catholic Tradition
12. The Meaning and Validity of Quality of Life Judgments in Contemporary Roman Catholic Medical Ethics
PART FOUR: ISSUES AT THE END OF LIFE
13. Terminal Sedation: A Catholic Perspective
14. The PVS Patient and the Forgoing/Withdrawing of Medical Nutrition and Hydration 
15. Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: Assessing Papal Statement 
16. Implications of the Papal Allocution on Feeding Tubes 
17. Assisted Nutrition & Hydration and the Catholic Tradition: The Case of Terri Schiavo

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Bioethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Bioethical Issues.
Catholicism.