Sterilization, Catholic Health Care, and the Legitimate Autonomy of Culture
Cowdin, Daniel M.
Tuohey, John F.
Christian Bioethics. 1998 Apr; 4(1): 14-44.
Disagreement over the legitimacy of direct sterilization continues within Catholic moral debate, with painful and at times confusing ramifications for Catholic healthcare systems. This paper argues that the medical profession should be construed as a key
Autonomy; Beneficence; Communication; Competence; Cultural Pluralism; Culture; Decision Making; Dissent; Double Effect; Ethical Theory; Ethics; Goals; Health; Health Care; Hospitals; Injuries; Intention; Interdisciplinary Communication; Maternal Health; Medicine; Morality; Organ Donation; Physicians; Professional Autonomy; Professional Competence; Religious Hospitals; Reproduction; Science; Sterilization; Surgery; Theology;
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