Journal of Medical Ethics 13 (4):220-221 (1987)

Religion and medicine -- Theology and medical ethics -- The profession and its integrity -- Life and its sanctity -- Health and healing -- Death and its (in)dignity -- Nature and its mastery -- Care of patients and their suffering -- Respect for persons and their agency -- Contraception -- Technological reproduction -- Genetic control -- Abortion -- Choosing death and letting die -- Care of neonates -- The physician-patient relationship: advise and consent -- Psychiatric care: professional commitments and social responsibilities -- Research and experimentation -- Allocation and distribution.; This collection includes a wide range of contemporary theological essays dealing with medicine ethics, as well as some material from Scripture and from classical theologians. It contains the work of Catholics and Protestants, "liberals" and "evangelicals," as well as some contemporary essays not written by Christian theologians but of great importance for theological reflection. Together the essays provide a rich introduction to theological reflection on medical ethics and a convincing demonstration of the contribution theology can make to the consideration of issues in medical ethics
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