The following sources do not necessarily reflect the Center's position or values. These sources, however, are excellent resources for familiarizing oneself with the all sides of the issue.
Foundations of Bioethics
These resources provide an introduction to the core concepts, methodology, and history of bioethics.
Michelle Kirtley, PhD, is the Bioethics and Public Policy Associate at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.
Can bioethics be Christian? In the following commentary, we try to offer one perspective on how aspects of Christian theology can inform bioethics. We do not try to engage any one specific bioethical issue from a Christian perspective. Nor do we try to offer any new, groundbreaking way of thinking about bioethics from a theological perspective.
Editor’s Note: This essay is an expanded version of parallel paper that was presented at the Center’s 2009 Annual Conference, Global Bioethics: Emerging Challenges Facing Human Dignity and originally appeared in Dignitas 17(3&4): 6-9. Dignitas is CBHD’s quarterly publication and is available to members of the Center.
Consider the following end-of-life case in Thailand: