Matters of Life and Death
Rarely are human dilemmas out of the news. And what medical science can do and ought to do - or ought not to do - impinges on our personal lives, families and societies. Conjoined twins dilemma... ...
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Rarely are human dilemmas out of the news. And what medical science can do and ought to do - or ought not to do - impinges on our personal lives, families and societies.
Conjoined twins dilemma... ^Suicide of terminally ill patient... ^Designer baby transplant success... ^Woman gives birth at sixty-six... What medical science can do and what it ought to do - or ought not to - impinges upon our personal lives, our families and our society.
^In this book, John Wyatt examines issues surrounding the beginning and end of life against the background of current medical-ethical thought. Writing out of a deep conviction that the Bible's view of our humanness points a way forward, he suggests how Christian healthcare professionals, lay people and churches can respond to the challenges and opportunities that confront us
This book provides a sensitive and personal handling of the medical issues which affect everyone and contains specially prepared services for use on the death of a baby.
Prof John Wyatt is currently Professor of Ethics and Perinatology, the Institute for Womens Health, University College London; he has a long-standing interest in the philosophical, ethical and religious issues raised by advances in medical technology. He has published the acclaimed book on medical ethics Matters of Life and Death