Eberl, Jason T.

Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

Part I. Moral Status of Human Embryos and Fetuses

2. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

3. The Ontological Status of Pre-implantation Embryos
John R. Meyer

4. The Potential of Potentiality Arguments
David Hershenov, Rose Hershenov

5. The Moral Status of Anencephalic Homo sapiens

Charles C. Camosy

6. Anencephaly and Human Dignity in the Clinical Context: Re-conceptualizing Viability and Proportionate Reasoning
John Paul Slosar, Mark F. Repenshek, Elliott Louis Bedford, Emily Trancik

Part II. Issues with Certain Lifesaving Interventions

7. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

8. Saving the Savable Mother: Why the Physician Is Not Culpable of (Morally) Directly Killing
William F. Murphy, Martin Rhonheimer

9. Moral Methodology in Maternal-Fetal Conflicts
Benedict M. Guevin

10. Is It Ethically Permissible to Separate Conjoined Twins? Murder, Mutilation, and Consent
Christopher Kaczor

11. Vital Conflicts, Bodily Respect, and Conjoined Twins: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
Helen Watt

12. Embryo Adoption Before and After Dignitas personae: Defending an Argument of Limited Permissibility
Sarah-Vaughan Brakman, Darlene Fozard Weaver

13. Establishing the Moral Object of Heterologous and Homologous Embryo Transfer
Catherine Althaus

Part III. Contraception

14. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

15. Moral Certitude in the Use of Levonorgestrel for the Treatment of Sexual Assault Survivors
Peter J. Cataldo

16. Evaluation of the Mechanism of Action of Anti-fertility Treatment in Cases of Sexual Assault: Moral Certitude and Human Acts
Thomas J. Davis

17. Use of a Condom to Prevent HIV among Married Couples
Christopher Tollefsen

18. The Disease-Preventative Use of Condoms: Why It Is Not Forbidden According to Catholic Doctrine
William F. Murphy

Part IV. Genethics

19. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

20. Openness, with Caution and Suspicion, About Human Enhancement
James F. Keenan

21. Philosophical Anthropology, Ethics, and Human Enhancement
Jason T. Eberl

22. The Moral Status of Human Embryos and Other Possible Sources of Stem Cells
Lawrence Masek

23. The Ethical Problems of Altered Nuclear Transfer and Human-Animal Chimeras: We Can Find a Better Way
John F. Morris

Part V. Issues at the End of Human Life

24. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

25. Catholic Controversy Over the Rationale for the Determination of Death by Neurological Criteria
David Albert Jones

26. Defining Death with Aristotle and Aquinas
Kevin L. Flannery

27. On the Provision of Medical Nutrition and Hydration
Jānis (John) T. Ozoliņš

28. A Catholic Approach to Withholding Medically Provided Food and Water
Joseph Boyle

Part VI. Organ Donation

29. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

30. Is Presumed Consent a Morally Permissible Policy for Organ Donation?
James J. Delaney

31. A Catholic Moral Analysis of Legislative Defaults in Organ Donation
Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco

32. Cardiac Death, Reversibility, and Evidence for Death
Stephen Napier

33. A Catholic Perspective on Organ Donation After Cardiac Death
Peter A. Clark

Part VII. Healthcare Law and Policy

34. Introduction
Jason T. Eberl

35. Complicity of Catholic Healthcare Institutions with Immoral Laws
Gerard Magill

36. Catholic Institutions within a Democratic Polity: A Potential Procrustean Bed
Margaret Monahan Hogan

37. Bioethics and Catholic Politicians: Who Is a Person?
Michael A. Fragoso, O. Carter Snead

38. Addressing Unjust Laws Without Complicity: Selective Bans Versus Regulation
Helen Watt

39. Conflicts of Conscience for Catholic Healthcare Professionals
Mark S. Latkovic

40. Conscientious Objection for Catholic Healthcare Professionals
Thomas A. Cavanaugh

Keywords: Philosophy, Ethics, Theory of Medicine/Bioethics, Sociology of Culture, Catholicism

Publication year
Philosophy and Medicine
Page amount
16 pages
Printed ISBN

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