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  1. Fifteen Steps Out of Darkness: The Way of the Cross for People on the Journey of Mental Illness.James Beauregard - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):550-551.
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  2. Colloquy.Elliott Louis Bedford - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):401-403.
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    The Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine.Ralph A. Capone - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):554-557.
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  4. Discussing the Spiritual Soul in the Classroom.Peter J. Colosi - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):417-426.
    There is a pedagogical method of bringing undergraduate students to conceive the body–soul question. Similarly, there is a simple philosophical argument in defense of the existence of the soul via contemporary autobiographical stories, recent neuroscientific literature, and Socrates’s distinction between condition and cause in Plato’s Phaedo. This method has proved helpful in enabling students to gain access to the mystery and grandeur of the body–soul question and its foundational importance with respect to ethics and, indeed, to the meaning of life. (...)
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  5. Karol Wojtyla’s Personalist Philosophy: Understanding Person and Act.Harrison Denn - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):543-544.
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    The Mother’s Child as Aggressor.Joshua Evans - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):427-434.
    In a short section of his 2015 book Beyond the Abortion Wars, Charles Camosy claims that direct abortion to save the life of the mother is consistent with Catholic principles. Joshua Evans published an essay critical of this view in the Summer 2017 issue of the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, to which Camosy responded in the Summer 2018 issue. In the current essay, Evans replies to Camosy’s recent response by offering a further examination of three central issues in dispute: how (...)
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  7. In This Issue.Edward J. Furton - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):397-398.
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  8. Eclipse of Man: Extinction and the Meaning of Progress.Francesco Giordano - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):551-554.
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    Abortion and Good Samaritan Arguments.Trent Horn - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):435-442.
    Some defenders of legal abortion claim that even if the human fetus is a human being with the same right to life as an adult, abortion is not necessarily morally impermissible. They argue that abortion can be considered a form of indirect killing that results from the refusal to provide life support through one’s own body, which another person has no right to receive. While Catholic moral theology does not require people to donate organs against their will, this principle does (...)
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    The Influence of Spiritual Retreats on Compassion in Health Care.Divya Joshi & Dwight Stapleton - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):443-448.
    Our moral compass is not the only thing that compels us to provide compassionate health care, which also improves patient outcomes and patient and provider satisfaction. In the current era of increasing medical complexity, provider burnout, and value-based reimbursement, health care systems struggle to durably improve their providers’ compassion in the provision of care. A religious retreat curriculum for leaders at OSF HealthCare, in Illinois and Michigan, has led to a significant, long-term increase among employees in their compassion toward patients, (...)
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  11. Philosophy and Theology.Christopher Kaczor - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):531-540.
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    Pursuing Authenticity by Changing the Body.Sean O’Brien - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):465-486.
    Although body alterations, including body art, sexual alteration, technological enhancements, and cosmetic surgery, usually are evaluated separately, they also can be approached by identifying common cultural trends. Because a person’s conception of identity lies at the core of many body alterations, any change to the body must pursue sincere authenticity, the virtue that fulfills one’s true identity.
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  13. The Wisdom of Finitude.Cardinal Pietro Paolin - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):507-509.
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    The False Freedom of Promiscuity.Mary Beth Phillips - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):451-463.
    Teenagers enjoy better physical and mental health when they avoid early sexual debut and reserve the sexual act for marriage. Teens who initiate sexual relations outside of marriage risk contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and those who also use hormonal contraception to avoid pregnancy often suffer unwanted physical and emotional side effects. Teens who have multiple partners may have later attachment or bonding difficulties. The consequences of an unintended pregnancy after a casual sexual relationship are often abortion or single motherhood and (...)
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  15. Protecting the Vulnerable.Archbishop Christophe Pierre - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):511-512.
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  16. Washington Insider.Greg Schleppenbach - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):407-414.
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  17. Opportunistic Salpingectomy During Cesarean Section.Jonathan Scrafford & Lisa Gilbert - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):487-500.
    Medical literature on the protective effects of salpingectomy against ovarian cancer has challenged Catholic health care institutions to reexamine policies that prohibit tubal sterilization at the time of cesarean section. Salpingectomy performed for a woman whose fallopian tubes are known or suspected to have a serious and present pathology—risk-reducing salpingectomy—is morally justifiable as a therapeutic intervention. However, salpingectomy performed at the time of another medically indicated procedure, such as cesarean section, on an otherwise fertile woman whose fallopian tubes are presumed (...)
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  18. Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II’s Anthropology.Mary Shivanandan - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):548-550.
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  19. Medicine.John S. Sullivan - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):515-529.
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  20. Person, Soul, and Identity.Brian Welter - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (3):544-547.
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    Advancing a Personalist Neuroethics.James Beauregard - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):269-290.
    Neuroethics is a new and rapidly expanding field in the academy and clinical practice. However, there is no comprehensive treatment of it from a specifically Catholic perspective. Nevertheless, the Catholic tradition contains possible criteria for a systematic approach to neuroethics. The personalist philosophical tradition, specifically modern ontological personalism, provides a framework for organizing and articulating those aspects of personhood that are most relevant to neuroscience and neuroethics.
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    Keeping Faith with Human Rights.J. Brian Benestad - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):372-375.
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    Medicine.Jay Bringman - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):343-356.
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    Defending Against Formally Innocent Material Mortal Threats.Charles C. Camosy - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):217-225.
    In the Summer 2017 NCBQ, Joshua Evans strongly criticized arguments made by Charles Camosy about the possibility of a prenatal child being a material mortal threat to her mother. Here Camosy demonstrates that the formal/material debate remains open for non-dissenting Catholic moral theologians. He also shows that his reference to just-war theory is used to discuss innocence; it is not evidence of a particular methodology. Despite Evans’s claim to the contrary, Camosy notes multiple examples where he affirms the uniqueness of (...)
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  25. Complicity and Moral Accountability.Ryan Connors - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):375-378.
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    In This Issue.Edward J. Furton - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):205-206.
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    Philosophy and Theology.Christopher Kaczor - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):357-367.
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    Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics.Mark S. Latkovic - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):380-385.
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    Conscience Rights and “Effective Referral” in Ontario.Carter Anne McGowan - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):255-268.
    In 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalized euthanasia. Soon after, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario enacted the Professional Obligations and Human Rights policy and the Medical Assistance in Dying policy. Neither these policies nor the Medical Assistance in Dying Act, the Ontario law permitting euthanasia, contains a conscientious objection clause. Instead, the policies require objecting doctors to provide an effective referral to a doctor who will euthanize the patient. Objecting physicians brought suit against the college. In (...)
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    The Heart and the Abyss: Preventing Abortion.Joseph Meaney - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):371-372.
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    Science.David A. Prentice - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):331-341.
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    Catholic Witness in Health Care: Practicing Medicine in Truth and Love.Vince A. Punzo - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):385-388.
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    Medical Professionals as Agents of Eugenics.Christopher M. Reilly - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):237-246.
    Eugenic thinking divides people into groups according to real or perceived genetic traits, identifies some groups as unwanted, and then promotes the elimination of the unwanted groups. Some American medical professionals are pursuing a eugenic agenda that pressures and misleads parents to abort unborn children with Down syndrome. These counselors have a strong, unwar­ranted bias that influences parents’ decisions significantly. The use of prenatal genetic testing and in vitro fertilization increases the number of deaths of unborn children with Down syndrome. (...)
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  34. Washington Insider.William L. Saunders - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):209-214.
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    Bioethics and the Human Soul.Richard A. Spinello - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):291-316.
    Pope St. John Paul II’s work on the Theology of the Body is well known among his many followers. Less well known is his conception of the human soul. Karol Wojtyla’s intricate philosophy of the soul fully endorses Aristotelian Thomistic psychology. Wojtyla’s main contribution is a phenomenological description of human action, which provides a credible basis for inferring the soul’s necessity. In the papal writings, John Paul II develops other resourceful doctrines, especially about the timing of ensoulment. His unelaborated notion (...)
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    Healing Relationships and Transformations in Health Care.William F. Sullivan, John Heng, Christopher De Bono, Gerry Gleeson, Gill Goulding & Christine Jamieson - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):319-327.
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  37. Financial Toxicity.Deacon Gregory Webster - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):227-236.
    The financial toxicity of biotherapeutic treatments is examined. Kymriah, a new gene therapy, has a list price of $475,000 per treatment; Yescarta, from Kite Pharma, costs $373,000 per treatment. Such costs are a significant burden on patients, patients’ families, payers, health care systems, and communities. Studies have shown that financial toxicity—the effect of excessive treatment cost—diminishes patients’ quality of life, compliance, and survival. Some pharmaceutical companies promote outcomes-based pricing and other strategies to offset financial toxicity, but these approaches have not (...)
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    The Nature of the Human Soul: Philosophical Anthropology and Moral Theology.Brian Welter - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (2):378-380.
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  39. Building a Vibrant Clinical Ethics Consultation Service.Courtenay R. Bruce, Jocelyn Lapointe, Peter Koch, Katarina Lee & Savitri Fedson - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):29-38.
    The authors work in a variety of clinical ethics consultation services that employ a range of methods and approaches. This article discusses the approach to ethics consultation at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine and describes the development and transformation of the authors’ CECSs. It discusses how one CECS shifted from a nascent program with only fifty consultations a year to a vibrant, heavily staffed service with five hundred ethics consultations a year.
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    Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultation. [REVIEW]Jenny Heyl - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):193-194.
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    Factors Associated with the Timing and Patient Outcomes of Clinical Ethics Consultation in a Catholic Health Care System.Mary E. Homan - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):71-92.
    Little is known about how certain patient characteristics can affect the timing of an ethics consultation, which has been hypothesized to affect patient length of stay. This study assessed how specific patient characteristics affect the timing of an ethics consultation, namely, age, race, Medicaid status, the presence of a living will, the presence of a health care proxy, and the absence of decisional capacity. Moving beyond the typical case-series evaluation of an ethics consultation service, this study used an innovative approach (...)
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  42. A System Approach to Proactive Ethics Integration.Matthew R. Kenney - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):93-112.
    Although ethics consultation services often engage in some of the most complex and delicate clinical situations, little is known about the qual­ity of these services or their effect on patient care and patient and provider satisfaction. There is still significant work to be done in the areas of training, credentialing, and standardization. This article articulates the essential “build­ing blocks” of the Proactive Ethics Integration model developed at Ascension as well as the lessons we have learned along the way.
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    Integrating Ethics Services in a Catholic Health System in Oregon.Nicholas J. Kockler & Kevin M. Dirksen - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):113-134.
    At Providence St. Joseph Health in Oregon, many factors contribute to the integration and success of the ethics services. There are three principal lenses through which one can understand the distinct way in which the ethics services are operationalized and integrated: the theological foundations of ethics as a service, the institutional ecology, and the professionalization of the field of health care ethics. The authors review key realities that have shaped their work through these three lenses and then describe the activities (...)
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  44. Practical Steps for Integrating an Ethics Program.Jason Lesandrini & Alan Muster - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):39-47.
    The field of health care ethics continues to grow as the ethics structures in health care organizations become well established. While the literature is saturated with reports on clinical ethics consultation services, very little is known about the development and success of ethics programs. The following describes the development and growth of an ethics program at the largest health care provider in Georgia. With a focus on nine key components of an ethics program, the paper reviews what one system did (...)
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  45. Essential Goals of Ethics Committees and the Role of Professional Ethicists.Birgitta Sujdak Mackiewicz - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):49-57.
    Ethics committees in Catholic health care are responsible for con­sultation, education, and policy development and review. Historically, ethics committees were reactive and had no articulated goals. This article argues that the essential goals of Catholic ethics committees are to promote the human dignity of patients and staff; to promote the common good; to promote institutional identity, integrity, and ethical climate; and to improve quality of care. These goals are most effectively met when ethics committees are proactive and integrated in the (...)
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  46. Ethics by Committee: A Textbook on Consultation, Organization, and Education for Hospital Ethics Committees. [REVIEW]Karen Pavic-Zabinski - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):188-191.
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    Examining Quality and Value in Ethics Consultation Services.Mark Repenshek - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):59-68.
    The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities poses a chal­lenge in Core Competencies for Healthcare Ethics Consultation: health care ethics consultation services “should be able to demonstrate their value to those who pay for the service, as well as to those whom the service is intended to serve.” To respond to this challenge, this article provides a brief review of the literature on evaluating ethics consultation in its traditional frameworks of quality outcomes. The author follows this discussion with a new (...)
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  48. Washington Insider.Greg Schleppenbach - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):19-26.
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    Striving for Excellence in Ethics: A Resource for the Catholic Health Ministry. [REVIEW]Steven J. Squires - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):183-186.
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    A Practical Guide to Developing and Sustaining a Clinical Ethics Consultation Service. [REVIEW]Ashley L. Stephens - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):191-193.
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  51. Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees. [REVIEW]Kelly Stuart - 2018 - The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18 (1):186-188.
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