Part I. The Issue
1. Why do Unresponsive Patients Still Matter?
Bishop Anthony Fisher
2. Are We Morally Obliged to Feed PVS Patients Till Natural Death?
3. Caring for Persons in the “Persistent Vegetative State” and Pope John Paul II’s March 20 2004 Address “On Life-Sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State”
William E. May
4. Food and Fluids: Human Law, Human Rights and Human Interests
Part II. Philosophers Address the Issue
5. Quality of Life and Assisted Nutrition
6. Towards Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
7. Understanding the Ethics of Artificially Providing Food and Water
J. L. A. Garcia
8. The Ethics of Pope John Paul’s Allocution on Care of the PVS Patient: A Response to J.L.A. Garcia
Peter J. Cataldo
Part III. Symposium on the Views of Fr. Kevin O’Rourke, O.P.
9. Reflections on the Papal Allocution Concerning Care For PVS Patients
10. The Papal Allocution Concerning Care for PVS Patients: A Reply to Fr. O’Rourke
11. Response to Patrick Lee
12. The Morality of Tube Feeding PVS Patients: A Critique of the View of Kevin O’Rourke, O.P.
Mark S. Latkovic
Part IV. Concluding Reflections
13. Ten Errors Regarding End of Life Issues, and Especially Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
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