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Title Artificial nutrition and hydration : the new Catholic debate / edited by Christopher Tollefsen
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages)
Series Philosophy and medicine ; 93. Catholic studies in bioethics ; 5
Philosophy and medicine ; v. 93
Philosophy and medicine. Catholic studies in bioethics ; v. 5
Contents Why do unresponsive patients still matter? / Anthony Fisher -- Are we morally obliged to feed pvs patients till natural death? / Michael Degnan -- 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 -- Food and fluids : human law, human rights and human interests / Jacqueline Laing -- Quality of life and assisted nutrition / Alfonso Gómez-Lobo -- Towards ethical guidelines for the use of artificial nutrition and hydration / Joseph Boyle -- Understanding the ethics of artificially providing food and water / J.L.A. Garcia -- The ethics of Pope John Paul II's allocution on care of the PVS patient : a response to J.L.A. Garcia / Peter J. Cataldo -- Reflections on the papal allocution concerning care for PVS patients / Kevin O'Rourke -- The papal allocution concerning care for PVS patients : a reply to Fr. O'Rourke / Patrick Lee -- Response to Patrick Lee / Kevin O'Rourke -- The morality of tube feeding PVS patients : a critique of the view of Kevin O'Rourke, O.P. / Mark S. Latkovic -- Ten errors regarding end of life issues, and especially artificial nutrition and hydration / Christopher Tollefsen
Summary Pope John Paul II surprised the medical world in 2004 with his statement insisting that patients in a vegetative state should be provided with nutrition and hydration. This collection of essays addresses the Pope's statement, the moral issues surrounding artificial feeding and hydration, the refusal of treatment and the ethics of end-of-life care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005 -- Ethics.
Artificial feeding -- Decision making -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Fluid therapy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Medical ethics -- United States.
Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Oral rehydration therapy -- Decision making -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Terminal care -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Nutritional Support -- ethics.
Persistent Vegetative State -- therapy.
Fluid Therapy -- ethics.
Religion and Medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Tollefsen, Christopher.
ISBN 1402062060 (hb ; alk. paper)
9781402062063 (hb ; alk. paper)