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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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Abstract

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: 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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 02:41
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 02:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1507

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