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Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice

Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice

The Praxis of US Health Care in a Globalized World
Edited by M. Therese Lysaught and Michael McCarthy

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ISBN: 978-0-8146-8455-9, 8455
Details: 272 pgs , 6 x 9
Publication Date: 12/15/2018

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Catholic health care is one of the key places where the church lives Catholic social teaching (CST). Yet the individualistic methodology of Catholic bioethics inherited from the manualist tradition has yet to incorporate this critical component of the Catholic moral tradition. Informed by the places where Catholic health care intersects with the diverse societal injustices embodied in the patients it encounters, this book brings the lens of CST to bear on Catholic health care, illuminating a new spectrum of ethical issues and practical recommendations from social determinants of health, immigration, diversity and disparities, behavioral health, gender-questioning patients, and environmental and global health issues.

M. Therese Lysaught, PhD, is professor at Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies and Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics and Health Policy. As a visiting scholar with the Catholic Health Association, she authored Caritas in Communion: Theological Foundations of Catholic Health Care (2014), an important resource for Catholic mission and identity. Her other co-edited volumes include On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives on Medical Ethics, 3rd edition (2012), and the award-winning Gathered for the Journey: Moral Theology in Catholic Perspective (2007).

Michael McCarthy, PhD, is assistant professor at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in theology at Loyola University Chicago and his MTS from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). He co-directs the Physician's Vocation Program, focusing on the formation of future physicians rooted in Ignatian Spirituality. His scholarly focuses include social justice and bioethics, clinical ethics consultation, and physician formation.

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