Proceedings of a conference held July 8-11, 2006 in Padua, Italy.
"In June 2006 [sic i.e. 8-12 July 2006] over four hundred Catholic moral theologians from all over the world gathered in Padua, Italy, to take part in the first international, cross-cultural conversation on theological ethics. .... In this collection our focus us on the field of applied ethics. From the 120 papers from around the world originally presented at this conference, all focused on issues of critical global, social, political, and economic concern, we present 30 that represent the key challenges that lie ahead". -- Intro.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents divided into seven main parts: Globalization, Justice, and Environment -- Gender -- War and Peace -- HIV/AIDS -- Bioethics and Social Justice -- Sexuality and Marriage -- Challenges to Method in Moral Theology.
Contents: Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Cross-cultural Conversations: Applied Ethics in a World Church / Linda Hogan -- Opting for the Poor in the Face of Growing Poverty / Humberto Miguel Yanez -- An Ethical Analysis of Globalization from an Indian Perspective / John Chathanatt -- Globalization and African Economic Reform / Aquiline Tarimo -- Globalization and Free Trade Agreements: Ethical Analysis and Alternatives / Kenneth M. Weare -- Setting Aside Some Economic Paradigms / Alejandro C. Llorente -- A Ringing Endorsement of Capitalism ? The Influence of the Neo-liberal Agenda on Official Catholic Social Teaching / Johan Verstraeten -- Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church and the Ethic of the Environment / Karl Golser -- Reflections on the Relationship between Ecology and Theological Ethics / Simon Morandini -- Becoming Better Samaritans: The Quest for New Models of Doing Social-economic Justice in Africa / Teresia Hinga -- Women's Perspectives in Bioethics: A Case Study from Tribal India / Pushpa Joseph -- Gendered Identity Formation and Moral Theology / Christine E. Gudorf -- A Tale of Two Presumptions: The Development of Roman Catholic Just War Theory / William Werpehowski -- A New 'Casus Belli' ? Counterproliferation in an Age of Terrorism / Kenneth R. Himes -- AIDS, Africa, and the "Age of Miraculous Medicine": Naming the Silences / Emmanuel Katongole -- Ethics of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Paradigms of a New Discourse from an African Perspective / Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator -- HIV/AIDS in Africa: An Urgent Task for an Inculturated Theological Ethic / Paul Chummar -- Who Sinned ? AIDS-Related Stigma and the Church / Gillian Paterson -- Religion in the AIDS Crisis: Irrelevance, Adversary, or Ally ? The Case of the Catholic Church / Bertrand Lebouche, Jean-Francois Malherbe, Christian Trepo, and Raymond Lemieux -- The Contribution of Theology to Bioethical Discussion / Jose Roque Junges -- Multinational Biomedical Research in Impoverished Communities Toward a Theory of Global Social Justice / Jorge Jose Ferrer -- Embryo Adoption: Expanding the Terms of the Debate / Darlene Fozard Weaver -- Nutrition and Hydration in the Care of Terminally Ill Patients: Ethical and Theological Challenges / Marie-Jo Thiel -- A Contextual Approach to the Practical Tradition of Hospital Care / Catherine Fino -- The Fragility of Marriage: Concerning Methodology in Christian Ethics / Philippe Bordeyne -- "What God Has Joined Together": The Specifically Christian Quality of Conjugal Love / Aristide Fumagalli -- The Truly Human Sexual Act and Complementarity: Proposing a Reconstruction / Todd A. Saltzman and Michael G. Lawler -- The Use of Sociological Studies to Confirm or Critique Roman Catholic Sexual Ethics / Michael J. Hartwig -- Contraception: Is Dialogue Possible between Proportionalism and the Ethic of Virtue ? / Gustavo Irrazabal -- Benedict XVI's 'Deus Caritas Est': An Ethical Analysis / Stephen J. Pope -- Tolerance, Pluralism, and Religious Truth / Johan De Tavernier.
"By presenting real-life situations, this guide provides readers with examples of Catholic ethical decision-making in action. This is a practical, must-read book for Catholic who want to know how church teaching can help them work their way through tough decisions and choices". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Part 1: Bioethics from a Roman Catholic perspective -- Part 2: Reproductive technologies -- Part 3: End-of-life issues -- Part 4: Catholic teaching on living life until the end -- Appendix: Advance directives for health care -- Notes.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. 108-120.
The author "describes the historical background and conceptual framework within which the current debate over euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is taking place. While the Roman Catholic position is explored in some detail, the book also addresses the arguments stemming from both philosophical and medical considerations. Using concise, nontechnical language, the author explains the arguments for and against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in a clear and evenhanded manner." -- back cover.
Contents: Preface -- Introduction -- History of Euthanasia -- Self-Determination -- Compassion and Mercy toward the Dying -- Killing vs. Allowing to Die -- The Principle of the Common Good -- The Slippery Slope Argument -- Medical Professionalism -- Conclusions and Commentary -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Author is a medical doctor and Roman Catholic priest.
That the National Executive Council direct the General Secretary to approach the Canadian Council of Churches and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, through the Joint Working Group, to help us to establish an inter-church coalition on biomedical research. CARRIED
"Edited by David J. Roy, Jean-Louis Beaudoin, Marek Safjan, Tomaz Dybowski".
Includes abstracts in Polish.
Includes bibliographical references but NO index..
"This volume presents a multidisciplinary Canadian and Polish discussion of some of the central ethical and legal issues in medicine and science that have preoccupied people throughout the world for over twenty years. Collaboration between several Canadian and Polish lawyers, ethicists, and doctors during meetings in Montreal and Warsaw in the mid-1980s led to the idea of exploring similarities and differences in Canadian and Polish thinking on these issues. The introduction, preface, and thirty papers in this volume represent both convergent and widely different points of views. This book mirrors two societies at quite different stages of moral transition in a pluralist, post-modern world". -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction / David J. Roy [and] Jean-Louis Baudoin -- Preface /Witold Czachorski -- I: General Perspectives: Frameworks and Foundations -- II: Legal Perspectives -- III: Assisted Reproduction -- IV: Prenatal Diagnosis -- V: Abortion and Contraception -- VI: The Professional-Patient Relationship -- VII: Status of the Fetus -- VIII: Prolongation of Life -- IX: Research With Human Subjects -- X: Mental Health.
Contents of part I: Disturbing Disciplinary Boundaries: Health Economics and Ethics / Pranial Manga -- Ethics in Medicine and Science / David J. Roy -- The Basic Problems in Medical Ethics and Bioethics in Poland / Jozef Bogusz -- The Foundations of Medical Ethics and Biothics in Poland:: A Medical Ethicist's Perspective / Tadeusz Brzezinski -- The Foundations of Medical Ethics and Bioethics in Poland: The Catholic Perspective / Helmut Juros.
Contents of part II: Medicine, Biomedical Innovation and the Law in Canada / Jean-Louis Baudoin -- Discussion on Problems in Law and Medicine in Poland in Recent Years / Dorota Safjan -- Scientific Progress in Modern Medicine and Law / Marek Safjan,
Contents of part III: The Reproductive Technologies: Legal Aspects / Bartha M. Knoppers -- Ethical Issues of Modern Reproductive Technology / Christine Overall -- Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization / Zbiegniew Radwanski.
Contents of part IV: Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Malformations / M.J.J. Vekemans -- The Psychological Aspects of Prenatal Diagnosis / Dorota Kornas-Biela.
Contents of part V: Legal Aspects of Abortion in Canada / Martha Shaffer -- Abortion and the Moral Status of the Fetus / L. Wayne Sumner -- The Legal Aspects of Abortion / Andrzej Stelmachowski -- Birth Control from the Point of View of Catholic Ethics / Jacek Salij.
Contents of part VI: Consent to Medical Treatment in Canadian Law / Bernard M. Dickens -- The Relationship Between Patients, Physicians, and Nurses / Gerald E. Sabourin and David J. Roy -- Patient Autonomy and Medical Intervention / Zbiegniew Banaszczyk -- The Doctor-Patient Relationship / Zofia Kuratowska.
Contents of part VII: Fetal Status: Some New Challenges and Directions / Edward W. Keyserlingk -- The Legal Status of the Conceived Child / Tomasz Dybowski.
Contents of part VIII: Passive Euthanasia and Palliative Care: Deciding About Difference / Abbyann Lynch -- Euthanasia / Tadeusz Kielanowski -- Ethical Issues in Renal Transplantation / John R. Williams and John B. Dossetor.
Contents of part IX: Revision of the Medical Research Council of Canada Guidelines / Francis S. Rolleston -- Ethical Problems of Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects / Stanislaw Kozlowski.
Contents of part X: Dilemmas in Psychiatry / Harry Grantham -- The Concept of Man in Polish Legislation Concerning Alcoholics, Drug Addicts, and the Mentally Ill / Adam Strzembosz.
OTCH Note: Errata slip pasted on to inside back cover.
Contents: Preface -- A Review of Artificial Reproduction -- Sexuality, Marriage, and Parenthood: The Catholic Tradition -- An Overview of the Instruction -- A Comparative Analysis -- The Instruction as Roman Catholic Moral Teaching -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation dated 22 February 1987 -- Notes.
"The authors are leading Catholic lay ethicists". -- dust jacket blurb.