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Author Sloane, Andrew, author.

Title Vulnerability and care : Christian reflections on the philosophy of medicine / Andrew Sloane.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series T&T Clark religion and the university ; volume 4
T&T Clark theology
T & T Clark religion and the university series ; volume 4.
T & T Clark theology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover page; Halftitle page; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Entering the World of Medicine -- Contexts; Introduction: learning from a tragedy; The global context of medicine; The state of Western medicine; 3 Why Bioethics Needs a Philosophy (and Th eology) of Medicine; Introduction; Euthanasia; Janet Radcliffe Richards on organ transplantation; Digging deeper; Conclusion: why bioethics needs a philosophy (and theology) of medicine; 4 Perspectives on Philosophy of Medicine; Health, healing and philosophy of medicine
Evidence- based medicine, clinical judgement and medical knowingPhenomenology and philosophy of medicine; Conclusion; 5 Perspectives on Theology of Medicine; Introduction: theology, medicine and a 'culture of death'?; Christian theological critiques of the culture of medicine; Edmund Pellegrino's Christian philosophy of medicine; 6 Finding the Target: Messer's Theology of Health; Philosophy of health; Theology of health; 7 A Philosophical-Theological Framework for Medicine; A philosophical framework: practising Christian scholarship; Epistemology and theories of medicine
A theological framework: biblical theology and God's story8 Human Vulnerability and the Goods of Medicine; Medicine as social practice; Medicine as caring for this frail flesh: human vulnerability and the practice of medicine; Medicine as an inherently moral practice; 9 Re-engaging the World of Medicine: Applying Philosophy and Theology of Medicine; A summary of the argument so far; Bringing philosophy and theology of medicine to bear on the world of practice; Majority world medicine, scarcity and medicine as a moral practice; Concluding pedagogical refl ections; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Medical and bioethical issues have spawned a great deal of debate in both public and academic contexts. Little has been done, however, to engage with the underlying issues of the nature of medicine and its role in human community. This book seeks to fill that gap by providing Christian philosophical and theological reflections on the nature and purposes of medicine and its role in a Christian understanding of human society. The book provides two main 'doorways' into a Christian philosophical theology of medicine. First it presents a brief description of the contexts in which medicine is practiced in the early 21st century, identifying key problems and challenges that medicine must address. It then turns to issues in contemporary bioethics, demonstrating how the debate is rooted in conflicting visions of the nature of medicine (and so human existence). This leads to a discussion of some of the philosophical and theological resources currently available for those who would reflect 'Christianly' on medicine. The heart of the book consists of an articulation of a Christian understanding of medicine as both a scholarly and a social practice, articulating the philosophical-theological framework which informs this perspective. It fleshes out features of medicine as an inherently moral practice, one informed by a Christian social vision and shaped by key theological commitments. The book closes by returning to the issues relating to the context of medicine and bioethics with which it opened, demonstrating how a Christian philosophical-theology of medicine informs and enriches those discussions."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Subject Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Medicine -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sloane, Andrew Vulnerability and Care : Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine London : Bloomsbury Publishing,c2016 9780567316776
ISBN 9780567409775 electronic bk.
0567409775 electronic bk.