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  • Contemporary Issues In Bioethics

    $40.00

    Introduction

    Part One: Theological Issues

    Religion And Bioethics: A Value Added Discussion

    Playing God Or Playing Human

    Horizon Analysis And Moral Stance: An Interpretation Of Cardinal Bernardin’s Consistent Ethic Of Life

    The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy And The Common Good

    Part Two: Issues At The Beginning Of Life

    Reflections On The Moral Status Of The Pre-embryo (with Allan B. Wolter, OFM)

    A Catholic Reflection On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Cloning, Uniqueness And Individuality

    Reproductive Technologies: Ethical And Religious Issues

    Theological Parameters: Catholic Doctrine On Abortion In A Pluralist Society

    Part Three: Issues Concerned With Genetic Medicine And The Care Of Ill Patients

    Perspectives On Medical Ethics: Biotechnology And Genetic Medicine

    Theological Perspectives On Cancer Genetics And Gene Therapy: The Roman Catholic Tradition

    The Meaning And Validity Of Quality Of Life Judgments In Contemporary Roman Catholic Medical Ethics

    Part Four: Issues At The End Of Life

    Terminal Sedation: A Catholic Perspective

    The PVS Patient And The Forgoing/Withdrawing Of Medical Nutrition And Hydration

    Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: Assessing Papal Statement

    Implications Of The Papal Allocution On Feeding Tubes

    Assisted Nutrition & Hydration And The Catholic Tradition: The Case Of Terri Schiavo

    Additional Info
    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Authors James Walter and Thomas Shannon offer a fresh analysis from the Catholic tradition and show how a specifically Catholic perspective might inform public discussion on these issues. In an age where it is claimed that religion should not be part of ethical discussion on bioethical issues, this book takes a decidedly different tack and shows that the Catholic tradition has something very important to offer.

    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics combines clear, concise and accessible prose with teachable case studies on such issues as reproductive cloning, quality of life and clinical decision making, and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Divided into four sections–theological issues, issues at the beginning of life, issues with genetic medicine and the care of ill patients, and issues at the end of life– this book is ideal for use in college, university, and seminary courses on bioethics, as well as for medical professionals, policy makers, and individual readers.

    Offers a fresh analysis of the Catholic tradition and its place in bioethics debates

    -Leading bioethicists explain the religious dimension of current bioethics controversies

    -Organic treatment of bioethical issues, working from beginning to end-of-life issues that confront us, integrating ethical and theological insights into each discussion

    Ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics

    -Numerous case studies are included to enhance the learning experience of students
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  • Contemporary Issues In Bioethics

    $88.00

    Introduction

    Part One: Theological Issues

    Religion And Bioethics: A Value Added Discussion

    Playing God Or Playing Human

    Horizon Analysis And Moral Stance: An Interpretation Of Cardinal Bernardin’s Consistent Ethic Of Life

    The Communitarian Perspective: Autonomy And The Common Good

    Part Two: Issues At The Beginning Of Life

    Reflections On The Moral Status Of The Pre-embryo (with Allan B. Wolter, OFM)

    A Catholic Reflection On Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Cloning, Uniqueness And Individuality

    Reproductive Technologies: Ethical And Religious Issues

    Theological Parameters: Catholic Doctrine On Abortion In A Pluralist Society

    Part Three: Issues Concerned With Genetic Medicine And The Care Of Ill Patients

    Perspectives On Medical Ethics: Biotechnology And Genetic Medicine

    Theological Perspectives On Cancer Genetics And Gene Therapy: The Roman Catholic Tradition

    The Meaning And Validity Of Quality Of Life Judgments In Contemporary Roman Catholic Medical Ethics

    Part Four: Issues At The End Of Life

    Terminal Sedation: A Catholic Perspective

    The PVS Patient And The Forgoing/Withdrawing Of Medical Nutrition And Hydration

    Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: Assessing Papal Statement

    Implications Of The Papal Allocution On Feeding Tubes

    Assisted Nutrition & Hydration And The Catholic Tradition: The Case Of Terri Schiavo

    Additional Info
    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics: A Catholic Perspective applies the best of the Roman Catholic theological and ethical tradition to some of the most controversial and complex bioethical topics that confront contemporary society. Authors James Walter and Thomas Shannon offer a fresh analysis from the Catholic tradition and show how a specifically Catholic perspective might inform public discussion on these issues. In an age where it is claimed that religion should not be part of ethical discussion on bioethical issues, this book takes a decidedly different tack and shows that the Catholic tradition has something very important to offer.

    Contemporary Issues in Bioethics combines clear, concise and accessible prose with teachable case studies on such issues as reproductive cloning, quality of life and clinical decision making, and the withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Divided into four sections–theological issues, issues at the beginning of life, issues with genetic medicine and the care of ill patients, and issues at the end of life– this book is ideal for use in college, university, and seminary courses on bioethics, as well as for medical professionals, policy makers, and individual readers.

    Offers a fresh analysis of the Catholic tradition and its place in bioethics debates

    -Leading bioethicists explain the religious dimension of current bioethics controversies

    -Organic treatment of bioethical issues, working from beginning to end-of-life issues that confront us, integrating ethical and theological insights into each discussion

    Ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics

    -Numerous case studies are included to enhance the learning experience of students
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  • Partnership With The Dying

    $100.00

    Preface

    Introduction And Method

    Conversation Partners

    Explaining And Justifying

    Deciding For Death

    Community And Compromise

    Conclusion

    Additional Info
    What do physicians, nurses, chaplains, and social workers think about moral and religious issues in care for the dying? These professionals live with death, including many untimely and difficult deaths, on a daily basis. Based on intensive interviews with a cross sample of health care professionals, David H. Smith details how the churches could not only be supportive of these primary caregivers in dealing with end of life issues, but how they could enlist their help in informing their own congregations about the realities of death.

    To care for the dying is spiritually demanding work. Churches should not let health professionals struggle with religious issues–whether of patients, families, or their own–in isolation. Smith’s respondents offer powerful perspectives on the issue of physician assisted suicide. Religious and theological ethics cannot afford to ignore insights and questions that come from those who deal with dying every day. Finding meaning in the face of human suffering comes less from doctrine than from living a certain kind of life.

    This book is a clarion call for new, practical, and vital forms of education, support, and commitment, particularly within the churches, in the cause of improving care for the dying Continue Reading Partnership With The Dying

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  • Freedom Vs Intervention

    $21.95

    Preface

    Introduction

    Motorcycle Helmet Laws

    Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Recreational Use Of Marijuana

    Abortion

    Parental Refusal Of Beneficial Medical Treatment For For Their Children

    Private Property Rights And The Endangered Species Act

    Index

    Additional Info
    In Freedom vs. Intervention, Daniel E. Lee addresses questions around such controversial issues as abortion, legalization of physician-assisted suicide and recreational use of marijuana, and the right to refuse medical treatment, taking an innovative approach by applying traditional just war criteria to questions of intervention. Noting that intervening in the lives of other people is always a costly option, he argues that it should be done only if there are compelling reasons for doing so, only if it is the last resort after other options have been exhausted, and only if there is reason to believe that intervening will make the situation better, rather than worse. And in all cases, he suggests, this ethic of reluctant intervention should be accompanied by compassion and understanding. The accessible tone and topical focus of this volume make it a compelling text supplement for undergraduate and continuing education courses in ethics and contemporary moral proble Continue Reading Freedom Vs Intervention

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  • Freedom Vs Intervention

    $60.00

    Preface

    Introduction

    Motorcycle Helmet Laws

    Physician-Assisted Suicide

    Recreational Use Of Marijuana

    Abortion

    Parental Refusal Of Beneficial Medical Treatment For For Their Children

    Private Property Rights And The Endangered Species Act

    Index

    Additional Info
    In Freedom vs. Intervention, Daniel E. Lee addresses questions around such controversial issues as abortion, legalization of physician-assisted suicide and recreational use of marijuana, and the right to refuse medical treatment, taking an innovative approach by applying traditional just war criteria to questions of intervention. Noting that intervening in the lives of other people is always a costly option, he argues that it should be done only if there are compelling reasons for doing so, only if it is the last resort after other options have been exhausted, and only if there is reason to believe that intervening will make the situation better, rather than worse. And in all cases, he suggests, this ethic of reluctant intervention should be accompanied by compassion and understanding. The accessible tone and topical focus of this volume make it a compelling text supplement for undergraduate and continuing education courses in ethics and contemporary moral problems.

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  • Resistance And Theological Ethics

    $137.00

    Introduction: Contemporary Resistance Ethics
    Ronald H. Stone
    I Resistance To Social Forces

    Resistance And Economic Globalization
    Robert L. Stivers
    Globalization: Reform Or Resist?
    Gordon K. Douglass
    Environmental Movements As Forms Of Resistance
    Heidi Hadsell
    Resistance To Structural Adjustment Problems
    Laura Stivers
    Nationalism And International Migration
    Dana W. Wilbanks
    Resistance And Biotechnology Debates
    F. E. Bonkovsky
    Resistance To Military Neo-Imperialism
    Ronald H. Stone
    II Biblical And Historical Roots Of Resistance

    The Subversive Kingship Of Jesus In Luke
    Paul Hertig
    Reading Revelation Today: Witness As Active Resistance
    Brian K. Blount
    Nature, Resistance, And The Kingdom Of God
    John C. Raines
    Citizenship, Resistance, And St. Augustine
    Frances S. Adeney
    Is God Dead?: The Complexity Of Resistance
    Scott C. Williamson
    Korean Women’s Resistance: If I Perish, I Perish
    Young Lee Hertig
    III Theological Ethics Of Resistance

    Resistance, Affirmation, And The Sovereignty Of God
    Mark Douglas
    Fundamentalism And The Big Picture Bible
    Robert A. Chesnut
    Is This New Wine? Resistance Among Black Presbyterians
    Ronald E. Peters
    Spirit And Resistance: A Theological Perspective On Lillian Hellman
    Lora M. Gross
    Theology Of Resistance In Bonhoeffer And Tillich
    Matthew Lon Weaver
    Resisting Malpraxis In Religion
    Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.

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    Protestantism, at its best, grounds both its religious and its social critique in the faith of the prophets and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as understood and lived by the church. Its teachings and desired practice stand in start contrast to complacent religion that seems to be at ease with imperial greed, domination, and violence.

    Resistance and Theological Ethics collects the edited and updated essays that emerged from the meeting of the Theological Educators for Presbyterian Social Witness in Geneva, Switzerland and southern France in 1999. Inspired there by the sixteenth century forces of renewal unleashed through resistance to an imperial church and society, the writings of these educators and ethicists combine to sound a clarion call for the church to stand in resistance to social, economic and political forces that threaten–while embracing those that foster–social justice, peace and human welfare.

    Each author emphasizes a specific call to nonviolent resistance against powers grounded in particular forms of sin: religious pride, greed, violence and domination. Divided into three parts, the book details social forces to be resisted, presents historical and biblical examples of resistance, and concludes with theological analysis and advocacy for action in contemporary American society. Continue Reading Resistance And Theological Ethics

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  • Moral Soundings : Readings On The Crisis Of Values In Contemporary Life

    $75.00

    Preface

    Introduction

    I Morals And Money

    The Spirit Of Capitalism 2000
    David Bosworth
    Interventions: Autonomy, Humility, And Self Direction

    Markets And The Social Structure Of Morality
    David Marsland
    Interventions: Autonomy As Self-Sufficiency

    Two Cheers For Capitalism
    James B. Twitchell
    Interventions: Does Capitalism Subvert Or Support Autonomy?

    II The Promise Of Equality

    Nihilism In Black America
    Cornel West
    Life, Liberty, Property
    Richard Pipes
    Still The Land Of Opportunity?
    Isabel V. Sawhill
    Interventions: Are We Equal In Our Capacity To Make Our Own Decisions?

    The Moral Demands Of Global Justice
    Thomas Pogge
    Interventions: Is Personal Autonomy Compatible With Justice For All?

    III Where Love Meets Obligation: The Family In Turmoil

    Philosophical Reflections On The Family At Millennium’s Beginning
    Jean Bethke Elshtain
    Why Marriage?

    Reconcilable Differences: What It Would Take For Marriage And Feminism To Say I Do.
    Jane Smiley
    Interventions: Negotiating Dependence And Independence

    IV Coping With Hi-Tech Cowboys

    The Age Of Genetic Technology Arrives
    Leon Kass
    What’s At The Bottom Of The Slippery Slope: A Post-Human Future?
    Jerry Weinberger
    Interventions: Can We Control Technology?

    V In God We Trust-or Do We?

    Can We Be Good Without Hell?
    Jerry L. Walls
    Everything I Like About Religion I Learned From An Athiest
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    Interventions: Is Obedience To God Compatible With Making My Own Decisions?

    VI Global Conflict

    The Future Of History: Francis Fukuyama Vs. Samuel P. Huntington
    Stanley Kurtz
    The Clash Of Ignorance
    Edward W. Said
    Interventions: Hybrid Identities And Autonomy

    VII It’s All Good: Life Among The Relativists

    Are We Living In A Moral Stone Age?
    Christina Hoff Sommers
    Of Cave Dwellers And Spirits: The Trouble With Moral Absolutes
    Dwight Furrow
    Interventions: Autonomy And Objectivity

    VIII Renewals

    Ecological Humanism: A Moral Image For Our Emotive Culture
    Steven Fesmire
    American National Pride
    Richard Rorty
    Society In The Postmodern Era
    Albert Borgmann
    Interventions: How To Reconcile Moral Freedom And Moral Responsiveness

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    Moral Soundings takes a fresh new approach to introducing students and general readers to contemporary ethics. Rather than surveying the standard fare in a typical anthology format, Furrow collects diversified essays around a structured theme: does Western culture face a moral crisis of values? Prominent voices in the humanities and social sciences provide a range of perspectives on a concentrated set of ethical questions dealing with such topics as family values, the morality of capitalism, the benefits and dangers of new technologies, global conflict, and the role of religion.

    Unlike point/counterpoint books that often oversimplify the complexity of ethical questions, the readings in Moral Soundings provoke critical engagement and help students to recognize and emulate the logical development of arguments-all in engaging and easily accessible language. Readings are supplemented with helpful chapter introductions, study questions, and strategically placed editorial commentary to encourage further discussion and reflection. These features make Moral Soundings an ideal primary or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in ethics, contemporary moral issues, and social and political philosophy.

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  • Comparative Study Of The Origins Of Ethical Thought

    $34.95

    Introduction: Wonder

    Part I: The Practical Philosophy Of The Ancient Greeks

    The Presocratics (1):The Ionians

    The Presocratics (2):The Italian Thracians

    Socrates And Plato (I):Socrates, The Sophists, And Plato

    Socrates And Plato (II): Focusing On Plato

    Aristotle (I): Happiness And Ethical Excellence

    Aristotle (2): The Doctrine Of The Mean And The Doctrine Of Virtue

    Aristotle (3): Intellectual Excellence And Contemplation

    Part II: The Religious Ethics Of The Ancient Hebrews

    The Ten Commandments (1): Focusing On The Sixth To Ninth Commandments

    The Ten Commandments (2): Focusing On The First Commandment

    Legal Codes: The Book Of The Covenant, The Deuteronomic Code, And The Holiness Code

    The Wisdom Literature (1): Proverbs

    The Wisdom Literature (2): The Book Of Job

    Part III: The Consequences Of Hellenic And Hebrew Ethics

    Retribution Ethics In Hebrew Religion: Focusing On The Qohelet

    Hebrew Religious Ethics And Atonement Ideology: Focusing On The Prophets

    A Reflection On The Greek Philosophy Of Love And Righteousness, Based On Aristotle

    Conclusion: Revisiting Wonder

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    The Origins of Ethical Thought: A Comparative Study Between Hellenism and Hebraism is the first text to analyze both Greek and Hebrew ethical thought based on a comprehensive and ideological interpretation of the two systems on their own and in relation to one another. An innovative work of interdisciplinary scholarship, this book focuses on the plurality of perspectives between and within the respective ethical systems. Without overdrawing comparisons, the author engages selected primary and secondary texts and highlights the traits that distinguish the two fields while revealing the commonalities underlying ancient Hebraic and Hellenistic concepts of the self in relation to the other, whether on the human or super-human level. He reveals that both ethical systems are based on a sense of wonder, which, he argues, can and should be rehabilitated as a foundation for a new ethics that is in touch with the transcendent and metaphysical.

    Moreover, writing from a Japanese frame of reference, the author incorporates important insights by Eastern thinkers that are often overlooked in the West. Well conceived and logically presented, The Origins of Ethical Thought covers the practical philosophy of the ancient Greeks from the Presocratics through Aristotle, the religious ethics of the Ancient Hebrews from the Ten Commandments to the Wisdom literature, and the consequences of Greek and Hebrew ethics from philosophical ideas of love and righteousness to religious notions of retribution and atonement.

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  • Genetics : Science Ethics And Public Policy

    $30.00

    Biotechnology And The Threat Of A Posthuman Future
    Francis Fukuyama
    Crossing Species Boundaries
    Jason Scott Robert And Franoise Baylis
    Genetic Counseling And The Disabled: Feminism Examines The Stance Of Those Who Stand At The Gate
    Annette Patterson And Martha Satz
    The Natural Father: Genetic Paternity Testing, Marriage, And Fatherhood
    Gregory E. Kaebnick
    Ethics Of Preimplantation Diagnosis For A Woman Destined To Develop Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
    Dena Towner And Roberta Springer Loewy.
    Procreation For Donation: The Moral And Political Permissibility Of Having A Child To Save A Child.
    Mark P. Aulisio, Thomas May And Geoffrey D. Block
    Population Screening In The Age Of Genomic Medicine
    Muin J. Khoury, Linda L. McCabe, And Edward R.B. McCabe
    Navigating Race In The Market For Human Gametes
    Hawley Fogg-Davis.
    How Can You Patent Genes?
    Rebecca S. Eisenberg
    Monitoring Stem Cell Research: Chapter II. Current Federal Law And Policy
    The President’s Council On Bioethics
    Nuclear Transplantation, Embryonic Stem Cells, And The Potential For Cell Therapy
    Konrad Hockedlinger And Rodulf Jaenisch

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    Over a decade ago, the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on issues in biotechnology, genetic counseling and the disabled, population screening, race-based gamete selection, stem cell research, reproductive freedom and preimplantation diagnosis, procreation for organ and tissue procurement, and other critical areas where moral and ethical dilemmas are emerging from new and existing practices, policy, and legislation.

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  • Health Care Policy

    $21.95

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Justice, Health, And Healthcare
    Norman Daniels
    An Unequal Epidemic In An Unequal World
    Kevin M. De Cock And Robert S. Janssen
    The Importance Of Race And Ethnic Background In Biomedical Research And Clinical Practice
    Esteban Gonzalez Burchard, Elad Ziv, Natasha Coyle, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Hua Tang
    The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: Planning For And Response To Bioterrorism And Naturally Occuring Infectious Diseases
    Lawrence O. Gostin, Jason W. Sapsin, Stephen P. Teret, Scott Burris, Julie Samia
    Collaborating With Industry-Choices For The Academic Medical Center
    Hamilton Moses III, Eugene Braunwald, Joseph B. Martin, And Samuel O. Thier
    The Continuing Unethical Conduct Of Underpowered Clinical Trials
    Scott D. Halpern, Jason H.T. Karlawish, And Jesse A. Berlin
    Effect Of Mandatory Parental Notification On Adolescent Girls’ Use Of Sexual Health Care Services
    Diane M. Reddy, Raymond Fleming, And Carolyne Swain
    Economic And Health Consequences Of Selling A Kidney In India
    Madhav Goyal, Ravindra L. Mehta, Lawrence J. Schneiderman, And Ashwini R. Sehgal
    Scholarly Watchdogs For An Ethical Netherworld
    Peter Monaghan
    Clinical And Organizational Factors Associated With Feeding Tube Use Among Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment
    Susan L. Mitchell, Joan M. Teno, Jason Roy, Glen Kabumoto, Vincent Mor
    Xenografts And Retroviruses
    Robin A. Weiss
    Donating Spare Embryos For Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
    Ethics Committee Of The American Society For Reproductive Medicine
    About The Contributors

    Additional Info
    Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on issues of justice and unequal access to quality health care, the impact of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and clinical practice, the unethical conduct of underpowered clinical trials, the effects of mandatory parental notification in teenage sexual healthcare, stem cell research on spare embryos, and other crucial areas where moral and ethical dilemmas emerge from new and existing policy and legislation Continue Reading Health Care Policy

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  • Health Care Policy

    $89.00

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Justice, Health, And Healthcare
    Norman Daniels
    An Unequal Epidemic In An Unequal World
    Kevin M. De Cock And Robert S. Janssen
    The Importance Of Race And Ethnic Background In Biomedical Research And Clinical Practice
    Esteban Gonzalez Burchard, Elad Ziv, Natasha Coyle, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Hua Tang
    The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: Planning For And Response To Bioterrorism And Naturally Occuring Infectious Diseases
    Lawrence O. Gostin, Jason W. Sapsin, Stephen P. Teret, Scott Burris, Julie Samia
    Collaborating With Industry-Choices For The Academic Medical Center
    Hamilton Moses III, Eugene Braunwald, Joseph B. Martin, And Samuel O. Thier
    The Continuing Unethical Conduct Of Underpowered Clinical Trials
    Scott D. Halpern, Jason H.T. Karlawish, And Jesse A. Berlin
    Effect Of Mandatory Parental Notification On Adolescent Girls’ Use Of Sexual Health Care Services
    Diane M. Reddy, Raymond Fleming, And Carolyne Swain
    Economic And Health Consequences Of Selling A Kidney In India
    Madhav Goyal, Ravindra L. Mehta, Lawrence J. Schneiderman, And Ashwini R. Sehgal
    Scholarly Watchdogs For An Ethical Netherworld
    Peter Monaghan
    Clinical And Organizational Factors Associated With Feeding Tube Use Among Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment
    Susan L. Mitchell, Joan M. Teno, Jason Roy, Glen Kabumoto, Vincent Mor
    Xenografts And Retroviruses
    Robin A. Weiss
    Donating Spare Embryos For Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
    Ethics Committee Of The American Society For Reproductive Medicine
    About The Contributors

    Additional Info
    Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on issues of justice and unequal access to quality health care, the impact of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and clinical practice, the unethical conduct of underpowered clinical trials, the effects of mandatory parental notification in teenage sexual healthcare, stem cell research on spare embryos, and other crucial areas where moral and ethical dilemmas emerge from new and existing policy and legislation Continue Reading Health Care Policy

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  • Seeking Goodness And Beauty

    $41.00

    Introduction
    Patricia A. Lamoureux
    The Formative Power Of Story And The Grace Of Indirection
    William C. Spohn
    Spending The Day With A Good Friend: Autobiography, Moral Character, And The Religious Imagination
    Diana Fritz Cates
    In Search Of Soul: Character And Imagination In Carlos Fuentes’s The Good Conscience
    Richard M. Gula, S.S.
    The Transformative Power Of Love In Shadowlands
    Patricia A. Lamoureux
    The Attractive Power Of Goodness: The Moral Landscape Of John Hassler’s North Of Hope
    Paul J. Wadell
    Gothic Ethics: Seeing The Beast In Our Own Eye
    Patrick McCormick
    Movies And Morals: The Case Of Citizen Kane
    Robert E. Lauder
    Music And Morality: Performance And The Normative Claim Of Scores And Texts
    Russell B. Connors

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    How do we live the moral life? How can we become good and responsible parents, co-workers, and citizens? Essential to the task of becoming fully authentic persons and building genuine communities is seeking goodness and the presence of divine beauty in human experience and the created order. Seeking Goodness and Beauty: The Use of the Arts in Theological Ethics offers the reader a unique and innovative perspective on questions of ethics and how we can incorporate the human experience of the Arts to best live and teach the moral life.

    Art and aesthetic experiences transcend borders and engage us rationally, emotionally, and sensually. The arts are important for the moral life because they can serve as a locus of revelation. They can effect moral transformation and engage people’s religious dimension in surprising ways. Novels, film, autobiography, and music can all contribute to the moral formation of good character and virtue as well as to the skill of discerning right action by developing imagination, shaping moral vision, tutoring the emotions, or guiding the process of moral discernment.

    As both scholars and teachers, the contributors to this volume not only offer keen insights into how the arts inform the moral life, but they also show how teaching theological ethics may benefit from the arts. Seeking Goodness and Beauty brings together theory and practice in an approachable, engaging manner and offers methods of pedagogy to encourage the use of the arts in moral education. Continue Reading Seeking Goodness And Beauty

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  • Seeking Goodness And Beauty

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    Introduction
    Patricia A. Lamoureux
    The Formative Power Of Story And The Grace Of Indirection
    William C. Spohn
    Spending The Day With A Good Friend: Autobiography, Moral Character, And The Religious Imagination
    Diana Fritz Cates
    In Search Of Soul: Character And Imagination In Carlos Fuentes’s The Good Conscience
    Richard M. Gula, S.S.
    The Transformative Power Of Love In Shadowlands
    Patricia A. Lamoureux
    The Attractive Power Of Goodness: The Moral Landscape Of John Hassler’s North Of Hope
    Paul J. Wadell
    Gothic Ethics: Seeing The Beast In Our Own Eye
    Patrick McCormick
    Movies And Morals: The Case Of Citizen Kane
    Robert E. Lauder
    Music And Morality: Performance And The Normative Claim Of Scores And Texts
    Russell B. Connors

    Additional Info
    How do we live the moral life? How can we become good and responsible parents, co-workers, and citizens? Essential to the task of becoming fully authentic persons and building genuine communities is seeking goodness and the presence of divine beauty in human experience and the created order. Seeking Goodness and Beauty: The Use of the Arts in Theological Ethics offers the reader a unique and innovative perspective on questions of ethics and how we can incorporate the human experience of the Arts to best live and teach the moral life.

    Art and aesthetic experiences transcend borders and engage us rationally, emotionally, and sensually. The arts are important for the moral life because they can serve as a locus of revelation. They can effect moral transformation and engage people’s religious dimension in surprising ways. Novels, film, autobiography, and music can all contribute to the moral formation of good character and virtue as well as to the skill of discerning right action by developing imagination, shaping moral vision, tutoring the emotions, or guiding the process of moral discernment.

    As both scholars and teachers, the contributors to this volume not only offer keen insights into how the arts inform the moral life, but they also show how teaching theological ethics may benefit from the arts. Seeking Goodness and Beauty brings together theory and practice in an approachable, engaging manner and offers methods of pedagogy to encourage the use of the arts in moral education. Continue Reading Seeking Goodness And Beauty

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  • Death And Dying

    $89.00

    Biology, Consciousness, And The Definition Of Death
    David DeGrazia
    Catholic Teaching On Prolonging Life: Setting The Record Straight
    Michael Panicola
    Tube Feeding And Advance Progressive Dementia
    Stephen G. Post
    Secondary And Tertiary Pallative Care In The US Hospitals
    Charles F. Von Gunten
    The Oregon Report: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
    Kathleen Foley And Herbert Hendin
    Responding To Requests For Physician-Assisted Suicide: These Are Uncharted Waters For Both Of Us…
    Paul B. Bascom And Susan W. Tolle
    Physician-Assisted Suicide: Ten Questions
    Thomas A. Shannon
    I Could Not Give Her Health But I Could Give Her Rest: It’s Over, Debbie
    Anonymous
    The History Of Euthanasia Debates In The United States And Britain
    Ezekiel J. Emanuel
    Termination Of Life On Request And Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act
    Upper House Of The States General, The Netherlands, Parliamentary Year 2000-2001

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    Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on the definition of death, consciousness, quality of life, tube feeding, pallative care, physician-assisted suicide and the debate on euthanasia. Included in this volume are works by Paul B. Bascom, David DeGrazia, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Kathleen Foley, Herbert Hendin, Michael Panicola, Stephen G. Post, Thomas A. Shannon, Charles F. von Gunten, Susan W. Tolle.

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  • Concise History Of Euthanasia

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    Obedient Unto Death

    This Troublesome Shore

    Method Of Escape

    A Higher Morality?

    In God We Trust

    Collision Course

    Cradle And Grave

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    In this first book to explore the history of euthanasia worldwide since classical antiquity, distinguished historian Ian Dowbiggin exposes the many disturbing themes that link present and past in the concept of the right to die. His deeply informed history traces the controversial record of mercy-killing, a source of heated debate among doctors and laypeople alike. Dowbiggin examines evolving opinions about what constitutes a good death, taking into account the societal and religious values placed on sin, suffering, resignation, judgment, penance, and redemption. He also examines the bitter struggle between those who advocate for the right to compassionate and effective end-of-life care and those who justify euthanasia by defining human life in terms of biological criteria, utilitarian standards, a faith in science, humane medical treatment, the principle of personal autonomy, or individual human rights. The author considers both the influence of technological and behavioral changes in the practice of medicine and the public’s surprising lack of awareness of death’s many clinical and biological dimensions.

    Dowbiggin reminds us that the stakes in the struggle are enormously high, with the lives of countless vulnerable people hanging in the balance. His provocative historical perspective will be indispensable as patients, families, governments, and the medical community debate when it is time to let go of life. Bound to spark controversy, this book takes issue with the right-to-die movement over the question of legalizing either assisted suicide or actual lethal injection (mercy-killing) and raises profound personal and collective questions on the future of euthanasia.

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  • Behind The Silence

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    Foreword
    Arthur Kleinman
    Introduction

    Listening To The Silence: The Absence Of Public Debate And Its Meaning

    ‘Instructions’ From Above: Official Positions

    The Forgotten Controversies: Heritage Of Imperial Times

    Tidings From The Populace: Consensus And Contention In The Survey Results

    Bitterness Beyond Words: Women’s Narratives

    An Inquiry Into Coerced Abortion: Sociocultural And Ethical Issues

    Fulfilling Discordant Duties: Doctors’ Narratives

    The Challenge Of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Taking Seriously China’s Internal Plu

    Appendix: The Pilot Study, The Survey, And The Interviews

    References

    Acknowledgements

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    Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world’s most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Bringing to light the range of Chinese views and experiences, Nie Jing-Bao draws on extensive primary sources and intensive fieldwork, including surveys by and interviews with hundreds of rural, urban, and overseas Chinese. Nie’s exploration of the multi-layered meanings of public silence, official pronouncements, forgotten controversies from the Imperial era, public and private consensus and disagreement, women’s personal stories, and doctors’ narratives provides compelling evidence on the remarkably varied, sometimes critical, and often tormented voices of the Chinese people. Revealing a surprising range of beliefs and feelings concerning the morality of abortion and fetal life, the book nevertheless finds widespread acceptance of national population policies. It also examines the personal anguish and complex socio-cultural and ethical issues entwined with coerced abortion essential to enforce birth-control policies. In addition, the author argues, the abortion issue illustrates the importance of taking seriously China’s internal plurality if Westerners and Chinese are to develop a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue Continue Reading Behind The Silence

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  • Behind The Silence

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    Foreword
    Arthur Kleinman
    Introduction

    Listening To The Silence: The Absence Of Public Debate And Its Meaning

    ‘Instructions’ From Above: Official Positions

    The Forgotten Controversies: Heritage Of Imperial Times

    Tidings From The Populace: Consensus And Contention In The Survey Results

    Bitterness Beyond Words: Women’s Narratives

    An Inquiry Into Coerced Abortion: Sociocultural And Ethical Issues

    Fulfilling Discordant Duties: Doctors’ Narratives

    The Challenge Of Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Taking Seriously China’s Internal Plu

    Appendix: The Pilot Study, The Survey, And The Interviews

    References

    Acknowledgements

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    Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world’s most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Bringing to light the range of Chinese views and experiences, Nie Jing-Bao draws on extensive primary sources and intensive fieldwork, including surveys by and interviews with hundreds of rural, urban, and overseas Chinese. Nie’s exploration of the multi-layered meanings of public silence, official pronouncements, forgotten controversies from the Imperial era, public and private consensus and disagreement, women’s personal stories, and doctors’ narratives provides compelling evidence on the remarkably varied, sometimes critical, and often tormented voices of the Chinese people. Revealing a surprising range of beliefs and feelings concerning the morality of abortion and fetal life, the book nevertheless finds widespread acceptance of national population policies. It also examines the personal anguish and complex socio-cultural and ethical issues entwined with coerced abortion essential to enforce birth-control policies. In addition, the author argues, the abortion issue illustrates the importance of taking seriously China’s internal plurality if Westerners and Chinese are to develop a fruitful cross-cultural dialogue Continue Reading Behind The Silence

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  • Fundamentos Para Una Etica Bib

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    En medio de una sociedad que ha fijado su rumbo hacia la libertad individual en terminos absolutos, a cualquier coste, aunque ello conlleve el abandonado toda tipo de valores, la Iglesia se levanta como un postrer bastion en la defensa de un sistema estructurado de conceptos eticos de responsabilidad personal. Partiendo de una defensa de los principios cristianos como fuente de valores eticos validos para la sociedad actual, los autores plantean respuestas cristianas a los problemas mas acuciantes de nuestro mundo postmoderno: economicos, sociales, etnicos y politicos. Exponen tambien los elementos fundamentales de la realidad de la vida y los principios biblicos necesarios para equilibrarla en todas sus areas. Y analizan, una a una, las bases doctrinales de la fe y sus implicaciones eticas en las distintas facetas del comportamiento humano. Continue Reading Fundamentos Para Una Etica Bib

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  • Joyful Mystery : Field Notes Toward A Green Thomism

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    The gift of this beautiful earth is not to be ignored or regretted; instead, this world is the central setting in which the Christian life is to be attentively lived and faithfully pursued.

    Regard for creation and its creatures has been a perennial part of Christian spirituality for centuries. In more recent decades it has been the special concern of Catholic social teaching. Yet many Catholics today are unfamiliar with this aspect of Church thought. And until the splendor of creation is recovered, the path to a vibrant Catholic culture seems cut off.

    The Joyful Mystery seeks to revive the Church’s practice of integral ecology and encourages a deeper awareness of the presence of God, the Creator and Lord of the universe. In it, author Christopher Thompson draws from the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Green Thomism he inspires in contemporary life. Readers will come away moved by the presence of God manifest in his glorious cosmos and be drawn to integral ecology as a spiritual response. Continue Reading Joyful Mystery : Field Notes Toward A Green Thomism

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  • Se Integro

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    The author presents the need for balance between character and anointing in ministry
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  • Etica En El Lugar De Grabajo

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    Why do we need a book to teach Christians about ethics at work? We go to church, read our Bible every day, so we should have this ethics thing worked out, right? To some extent, this is true. But many of the ethical conflicts and dilemmas that we face each day don’t fit nicely into our Christian way of thinking. Sure, we can turn away from evil, but how does that Sunday sermon help us when we’re being harassed, pressured to cut corners, asked to make insider deals and work with those who share different values from ours in an ethically challenged environment all day? We can’t just tune out the world or find a passage of scripture to tell us what to do. Learning how to deal with ethical dilemmas at work is a skill that requires forethought and practice. We need to be quick with a solution to ethical problems but also be able to demonstrate our Christian character as a witness to others. Often times, there is much more to refusing unethical requests than simply saying no. The old saying, It’s not what you say, but how you say it is especially true for Christians. When we take a stand for what is right, we show a crystal clear example to everyone of how a Christian behaves under pressure. Combining our knowledge of God’s principles with practical workplace ethical decision-making and communication skills gives us an edge that will make us shine brightly in a morally dim world. Consider your ministry potential at work. You spend roughly a third of your life at work. The fact is, you will make either a positive or a negative impression on every one of your coworkers by the everyday decisions you make and the words you say. Making no impression at all is not an option. Your coworkers will pass judgement on you and then possibly assume that other Christians are like this as well. The workplace provides a wonderful opportunity to touch many lives for Christ, that we may not regularly choose to associate with. To many of us, work might simply be a paycheck. But to God our work is our mission field. He expects us to be good witnesses and behave as a human extension of Him. As you read and study this book I hope you will make it a spiritual journey. Don’t rush through it. Stop after each chapter devotional and spend some time in prayer. Hold a pencil in your hand and write your thoughts as you go. Make this the start of a transformation of your work and life. Continue Reading Etica En El Lugar De Grabajo

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  • Etica En El Lugar De Trabajo M

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    This Spanish language book provides a handbook for Christian ethics in the workplace. It includes practical advice, solid Christian principles, and relevant scriptures. No matter what your job, this book gives you the practical skills you need to stand up and do the right thing. Continue Reading Etica En El Lugar De Trabajo M

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  • Weaving The Tapestry Of Moral Judgement

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    Weaving the Tapestry of Moral Judgement is a new and challenging introduction to the subject of Christian Ethics. The author invites readers to look at what informs the moral and ethical choices and decisions we make and what kind of people we seek to be. Coming from a distinctly liberal position himself, the author introduces a number of different approaches to making moral decisions and judgments, from different secular and Christian perspectives. In the second half of the book, he focuses on a number of specific ethical issues such as sexuality, the environment and assisted death. Harrod argues that we make moral decisions first and foremost as human beings and do so in a context that is shaped by factors such as different philosophical traditions and other world religions. Written in a witty and engaging style, the author seeks to enable his readers to engage with a wide range of different approaches, and thereby to become competent in developing their own positions. Continue Reading Weaving The Tapestry Of Moral Judgement

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  • Sharing Gods Planet

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    The earth is ailing and human beings are responsible. This report explores the causes and consequences of human damage to the environment and suggests how Christians can respond. It argues that to perceive the earth as alien and inert matter to be exploited is fundamentally wrong. Human beings are part of God’s one whole creation in which they have a unique role, as does every other bit of creation. Sharing God’s Planet outlines: The development of thinking that permitted environmental disfigurement The levels and effect of human activity in the atmosphere, the water systems of the earth, the soil and the world of living organisms Biblical and theological perspectives to underpin a Christian ecological theology. This book contributed to the Synod debate on climate change in February 2005. It includes practical exercises, discussion points and activities for individuals and churches. Continue Reading Sharing Gods Planet

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