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Health Care and Christian Ethics

By Robin Gill


The central issue addressed in this CUP monograph is whether and how Christian ethics might be able to make a significant contribution to health care ethics today in the public forum of a Western, pluralistic society. It is the twenty-sixth monograph in the larger project (edited by Robin Gill) New Studies in Christian Ethics that has received considerable international attention. It offers a fresh basis for health care ethics derived from a detailed exegesis of the Synoptic virtues of compassion, care, faith and humility in order to deepen the widely used secular principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy and justice in health care ethics. In an early review David Atkinson concluded that ‘Gill’s excellent, clear, and well-written book is a significant contribution’

Topics: BJ
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.1017/cbo9780511488344
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