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Care of human health and life and its reasonable limits: A catholic perspective

Ford, Norman (2013) Care of human health and life and its reasonable limits: A catholic perspective. Australasian Catholic Record, 90 (2). pp. 172-184. ISSN 0727-3215

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    Doctors and nurses understand the personal dignity of their patients and their natural desire to be healthy and happy. The aged with failing memories or mental impairments are persons whose dignity and moral worth remain intact. They also know patients differ in their personal circumstances, their faith, their stages of life's journey and their attitude to sickness and approach of death. This awareness enables them to adequately perform their valuable professional services from a subject centred perspective as well as from an objective approach based on our shared rational human nature. All this needs to be re-affirmed for patients, especially the aged, those living with post coma unresponsiveness, Alzheimer's disease and any other unconscious state.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Medical care-Religious aspects, Catholic Church, Alzheimer's disease, Death-Religious aspects, Christianity, Moral and ethical aspects
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220106 Medical Ethics
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950401 Bioethics
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 12:41
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 12:41
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1507

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