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Curing and Healing: Vital Elements of Catholic Health Care

Torres, Eric Manuel (2017) Curing and Healing: Vital Elements of Catholic Health Care. Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In this research, the significance of curing and healing will be explored with an emphasis on how both are vital to Catholic health care. This essay aims to show that only by embracing both components can health care professionals truly care for the whole person. Moreover, Christian health care professionals ought to follow Christ’s example in order to serve in His mission of caring holistically for those that are ill. As Luke’s account of the Haemorrhoissa (Lk 8:42-48) not only provides a vignette distinguishing between curing and healing, but also an excellent example of how Christ attended to both elements, this essay will interpret this story in order to gain insight into the indispensability of both to whole person Catholic health care. Further, examples extracted form palliative care, an area of health care where curing and healing can be clearly distinguished, will be used to illustrate these elements in practical terms.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Curing, Healing, Catholic health care, Haemorrhoissa, Bioethics, Health care ethics, Medical ethics, Suffering, Transcending suffering
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220101 Bioethics (human and animal)
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
A - Humanities, general
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Eric Manuel Torres
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 06:05
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 06:05
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3645

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