The Common Good in a Secular Society: The Relevance of a Roman Catholic Notion to the Healthcare Allocation Debate
Lustig, B. Andrew
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1993 Dec; 18(6): 569-587.
This essay analyzes Roman Catholic social teaching on the right to health care and the legitimacy of health care rationing. It considers that discussion at two levels: (1) the specific warrants that undergird key terms; and (2) the accessibility and applicability of those warrants to policy choices in a secular society. The essay concludes with a number of broader reflections meant to reserve an appropriate place for religious voices in the
Bioethics; Clergy; Common Good; Consensus; Cultural Pluralism; Economics; Ethics; Freedom; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Human Rights; Health Care Rationing; Indigents; Justice; Life; Moral Obligations; Public Policy; Religious Ethics; Resource Allocation; Rights; Roman Catholic Ethics; Standards; Theology; Value of Life; Values;
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