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Issues for a Catholic Bioethic - Luke Gormally (Ed.)

1. Introduction Luke Gormally
2. Opening address Cardinal Thomas J Winning
3. The Church’s magisterium in face of the moral crisis of our time Cardinal Cahal B Daly
4. Catholics and Anglicans and contemporary bioethics: divided or united? Michael Banner
5. Medicine, moral crisis and the need for evangelization: the challenge to Christians in Western liberal societies Michael Waldstein
6. Bioethics and the philosophy of the human body John Haldane
7. Biblical anthropology and medical ethics Gregory Glazov
8. The nuptial meaning of the body and sexual ethics Jorge Vincente Arregui
9. Formation in chastity: the need and the requirements Bartholomew Kiely SJ
10. Healthcare as part of a Christian’s vocation Germain Grisez
11. The encounter with suffering in the practice of medicine in the light of Christian revelation David Albert Jones OP
12. Medicine as a profession and the meaning of health as its goal Luke Gormally
13. Collaboration and integrity: how to think clearly about moral problems of co-operation Joseph Boyle
14. Is there a distinctive role for the Catholic hospital in a pluralist society? Anthony Fisher OP
15. The legal revolution: from ‘sanctity of life’ to ‘quality of life’ and ‘autonomy’ John Keown
16. The Catholic Church and public policy debates in Western liberal societies: the basis and limits of intellectual engagement John Finnis
17. Bioethics and public policy: Catholic participation in the American debate Robert P George with William L Saunders
18. The prolife cause in Great Britain: reflections on success and failure, and on the Church’s record and the present challenge Jack Scarisbrick
19. Is it reasonable to use the UK protocol for the clinical diagnosis of ‘brain stem death’ as a basis for diagnosing death? Alan Shewmon
20. Can a patient’s refusal of lifeprolonging treatment be morally upright when it is motivated neither by the belief that the treatment would be clearly futile nor by the belief that the consequences of treatment would be unduly burdensome? Bernadette Tobin
21. Are there any circumstances in which it would be morally admirable for a woman to seek to have an orphan embryo implanted in her womb? Mary Geach and Helen Watt
22. Is the ‘medical management’ of ectopic pregnancy by the administration of methotrexate morally acceptable? Christopher Kaczor and Gerald Gleeson.

‘intellectually challenging and stimulating... although this volume is naturally presented from a Catholic perspective, there is much to be gained by those who may not necessarily share this tradition.’ Emma Wray Bulletin of Medical Ethics

‘This volume should be on the shelf of any serious student of Catholic bioethics.’ Germain Kopaczynski National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly