Ethical Dilemmas: Crises in Faith and Modern Medicine

Ethical Dilemmas: Crises in Faith and Modern Medicine

By: John T. Chirban (author)Paperback

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This book presents five controversial issues that stir conflicts about moral decisions in our time. John Chirban draws upon resources of specific faith traditions. He provides case discussion and considers numerous interdisciplinary perspectives, arguing an interdependent approach for addressing these current ethical issues. Contents: I. BIOETHICS: The Ethical Challenges of Science and Faith, Martin Marty; II. EUTHANASIA: Changing Conceptions of a Good Death, William F. May; Euthanasia and Care for the Dying in the Orthodox Tradition, Vigen Guroian; To Ease the Dying Process, John Breck; Euthanasia: The Medical Encounter and Faith, John Demakis; III. DECISIONS NEAR THE END OF LIFE: A Living Will and a Christian Death, Monk Ioannikios, Maurice Sill, John Demakis, John Johnstone, and Dennis Kriegel; IV. GENETIC ENGINEERING: Ethics and Genetic Engineering, Demetrios Demopulos; An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Organ Transplantation, Frank Papatheofani; Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives on Organ Donation, Sharon Chirban; V. SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Drugs and the Family, John T. Chirban; Taking Responsibility for Evil: Addiction and Usury in Light of Repentance, James R. Campbell; Towards a Recovery-Oriented Church, Lyn Breck.

About Author

John T. Chirban is Professor of Psychology at Hellenic College-Holy Cross and an Advanced Post-Doctoral Fellow in Behavioral Medicine at Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819193384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780819193384
  • weight: 240
  • ISBN10: 0819193380

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