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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
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Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Bioethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.