Table of contents for Health care ethics : a Catholic theological analysis / Benedict M. Ashley, Jean K. Deblois, Kevin D. O'Rourke.

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Table of Contents
Introduction
PART I: Health Care Ethics and Human Needs
1	Bioethics in a Multicultural Age
	Overview
	1.1 The Emergence of Secular Bioethics
	1.2 The Traditional Sources of the Ethics of Health Care
	1.3 Current Methodologies in Bioethics
		1.3.1. The Varieties of Duty Ethics
		1.3.2. The Varieties of Ends-Means Ethics
	1.4 Faith and Reason in Health Care Ethics
		1.4.1. Catholic Health Care Ethics
		1.4.2. How the Church Solves Moral Controversies
		1.4.3. Is There a ¿Right to Dissent¿ From Authoritative Church Teaching?
	1.5 Conclusion
2 	Ethics and Needs of the Common Person
	Overview
	2.1 An Ethics Based on Innate Human Needs
		2.1.1. Innate and Artificial Human Needs
		2.1.2. Health Needs
		2.1.3. The Unity of the Human Person
	2.2 Jesus Christ, Healer, as Ethical Model
	2.3 Character and the Major Moral Virtues
		2.3.1. Faith and Prudence
		2.3.2. Love and Justice
		2.3.3. Hope, Temperance, Fortitude
	2.4 Prudent Decision Making
	2.5 Moral Norms Especially Relevant to Health Care
		2.5.1. Double Effect
		2.5.2. Legitimate Cooperation
		2.5.3. Free and Informed Consent
		2.5.4. Confidentiality
	2.6 Conclusion
PART II: Clinical Issues
3	Sexuality and Reproduction
	Overview
	3.1 The Meaning of Human Sexuality
		3.1.1. Sexuality and Gender
		3.1.2. The Goals of Sexuality
		3.1.3. Sexuality and Bioethics
	3.2 When Does Human Life Begin?
		3.2.1. Semantic Issues
		3.2.2. Biological Issues
		3.2.3. Philosophical and Theological Issues
	3.3 Ethical Issues in Reproduction
		3.3.1. Natural Family Planning
		3.3.2. Contraception
		3.3.3. Surgical Sterilization
		3.3.4. Abortion
		3.3.5. Disputed Cases
			3.3.5.1. Ectopic Pregnancy
			3.3.5.2. Anencephaly
			3.3.5.3. Treatment of Victims of Sexual Assault
		3.3.6. Artificial Human Reproduction
		3.3.7. Surrogate Motherhood
	3.4 Pastoral Approach to Ethical Problems Arising from Sexuality
		3.4.1. Reasons for Concern
		3.4.2. Objective and Subjective Morality
	3.5 Conclusion
4	Reconstructing and Modifying the Human Body
	Overview
	4.1 Modifying the Human Body
		4.1.1. Cooperation in Creation
	4.2 Genetic Intervention
		4.2.1. Children by Design
		4.2.2. Complex Forms of Intervention
		4.2.3. Ecology and New Life Forms
	4.3 Genetic Screening and Counseling
		4.3.1. Genetic Screening
		4.3.2. Genetic Counseling
		4.3.3. Parental Responsibility
	4.4 Organ Transplantation
		4.4.1. Transplants from Deceased Donors
		4.4.2. Transplants from Living Donors
		4.4.3. Problems Due to Success
		4.4.4. Increasing the Supply of Organs for Transplantation
	4.5 Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
		4.5.1. Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
		4.5.2. Sexual Reassignment
	4.6 Experimentation and Research on Human Subjects
		4.6.1. The Importance of Research on Human Persons
		4.6.2. Research and Therapy
		4.6.3. Principles of Research on Human Subjects
		4.6.4. Experimental Controls
			4.6.4.1. Impartiality and Consent in Selecting Subjects
			4.6.4.2. Proxy or Vicarious Consent
			4.6.4.3. Termination of Experimentation
		4.6.5. Psychological Experimentation
		4.6.6. Research on Human Embryos
		4.6.7. Cloning
	4.7 Conclusion
5	Mental Health: Ethical Perspectives
	Overview
	5.1 What is Mental Health?
		5.1.1. The ¿Myth¿ of Mental Illness
		5.1.2. Prevalence and Variety of Mental Disorders
		5.1.3. The Reality of Mental Illness
	5.2 Medico-therapies
		5.2.1. Psychosurgery
		5.2.2. Electroconvulsive Therapy
		5.2.3. Pharmacotherapy
			5.2.3.1. Therapy for Mental Illness
			5.2.3.2. Psychotropic Drugs for Behavior Modification
	5.3 Psychotherapies
		5.3.1. Models of Personality
		5.3.2. The Empirical Validity of Current Models
	5.4 The Christian Model of Mental Health
	5.5 Ethical Problems in Mental Therapy and Research
		5.5.1. Behavior Control
		5.5.2. Co-Dependency
		5.5.3. Addiction
		5.5.4. Changing the Patient¿s Value System
	5.6 Conclusion
6 	Suffering and Death
	Overview
	6.1 Mystery of Death
	6.2 Fear of Death
	6.3 Defining Death
	6.4 Truth Telling to the Dying
	6.5 Care for the Corpse or Cadaver
	6.6 Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia
		6.6.1. Age Old Question
		6.6.2. Controlling Death
		6.6.3. Physician Assisted Suicide
		6.6.4. Euthanasia
	6.7 Allowing to Die: Ordinary and Extraordinary Means
		6.7.1 Origin and Evolution of Terms
		6.7.2. The Difference Between Suicide and Allowing to Die
		6.7.3. The Difference Between Medical Therapy and Basic Health Care
6.7.4. Comparison of Terms: Ordinary and Extraordinary, Proportionate and Disproportionate
6.7.5. The Criteria for Forgoing Life Support
	6.7.5.1 Benefits
	6.7.5.2 Burdens
	6.7.5.3 Future Burdens Considered
	6.7.5.4 Two Criteria, or One?
6.7.6. Quality of Life Considerations
6.7.7. When Should the Decision to Forgo Life Support be made?
6.7.8. Who Should Make the Decision?
	6.7.8.1. Proxy Consent
	6.7.8.2. Family Concerns
	6.7.9.3. Community Interest
	6.8 Care of Permanently Unconscious Patients
	6.9 Treatment of Pain
	6.10 Conculsion
	
PART III: Social and Pastoral Responsibilities
7 	Social Responsibility
	Overview
	7.1 Professions: Depersonalizing Trends
		7.1.1. A Person-Centered Concept of Profession
	7.2 Traditional Characteristics of Medicine as a Profession
		7.2.1. Priest of Scientist
		7.2.2. Why Did Medicine Develop So Slowly?
		7.2.3. The Twenty-First Century Physician
		7.2.4. The Christian Physician
	7.3 Health Care Counseling
		7.3.1. Concern
		7.3.2. Knowledge and Skill
	7.4 Professional Communication and Confidentiality
		7.4.1. Communication
		7.4.2. Confidentiality
		7.4.3. Preventing Harm
		7.4.4. A New Paradigm for Health Care
	7.5 The Political Situation of Health Care Today
		7.5.1. The Rise of the Health Care Consumer
	7.6 Principles of Health Care Policy
		7.6.1. The Principle of the Common Good
		7.6.2. Subsidarity
		7.6.3. Functionalism
	7.7 Health Care Ethics and Public Policy
	7.8 Ethics Committees in Health Care Facilities
		7.8.1. The Need for Ethics Committees
		7.8.2. Ethics Committees as Educational
 7.8.3. Striving for Catholic Identity
	7.9 Conclusion	
8 Pastoral Care
Overview	
8.1 The Goals of Pastoral Ministry
8.1.1. Preparation of Pastoral Care Professionals
8.1.2. Pastoral Care in Relation to Other Health Care Services
8.2 Pastoral Care of the Healthcare Staff
8.2.1 Chaplain and/or Director
8.2.2 Intra-Staff Problems
8.2.3 Co-Ministry
8.3 Pastoral Care and Ethical Counseling
8.3.1 Respecting the Value Systems of Ill Persons
8.3.2 Subjective and Objective Morality
8.4 Spiritual Counseling in Healthcare
8.4.1 Caring in the Name of the Christian Community
8.4.2 Discernment
8.4.3 Objectives of Spiritual Care
8.5 Celebrating the Healing Process
8.5.1 Word and Sacrament
8.5.2 Anointing the Sick
8.5.3 Communal Nature of the Anointing of the Sick
8.5.4 Special Problems about the Sacrament of the Sick
8.5.5 The Sacrament of Reconciliation
8.5.6 Baptism
8.5.7 Eucharist
8.5.8 Lay Ministries
8.5.9 The Sacraments and Bioethics
8.6 Conclusion

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Medicine -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Ethics, Medical.
Delivery of Health Care -- ethics.
Catholicism.
Bioethical Issues.
Religion and Medicine.