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dc.creatorBowlin, John R.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:58:47Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:58:47Zen
dc.date.created1996en
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.identifier10.1093/cb/2.1.42en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChristian Bioethics. 1996; 2(1): 42-65.en
dc.identifier.issn1380-3603en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Health,+Fortune,+and+Moral+Authority+in+Medicine&title=Christian+Bioethics.++&volume=2&issue=1&pages=42-65&date=1996&au=Bowlin,+John+R.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cb/2.1.42en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/749917en
dc.description.abstractThe Christian conviction about Divine Providence encourages a novel account of the moral content of health and authority in the health care context. While health can be understood as the disposition of a living body to be able to proceed in the world well, as a species of freedom it is informed by the particular projects and concerns that Christians hold deepest. This is due to the fact that health acquires content, and thus becomes desirable as a particular type of good, only in relation to judgments about the good life. Aquinas' reflections concerning the good of health and its partial slavery to fortune reveal a Christian past that dwelt on the intrinsic and instrumental good of health. A rich Christian tradition in which health as intrinsically good, a good of the body, is ordained to the interests of right Christian virtue. Each of these factors affects the character of the health to be pursued and the authority of the physician as determining the ends and means of medicine.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/52753en
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectChristian Ethicsen
dc.subjectChristiansen
dc.subjectCommon Gooden
dc.subjectCosts and Benefitsen
dc.subjectCultural Pluralismen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectFreedomen
dc.subjectGoalsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPhysician's Roleen
dc.subjectProfessional Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectResource Allocationen
dc.subjectSlaveryen
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.subjectTheologyen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.subjectVirtuesen
dc.titleHealth, Fortune, and Moral Authority in Medicineen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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