Healthcare

The Changing Conscience of Healthcare: Vows vs. Laws in the Anatomy of a Profession

This paper considers the concept of conscience from an individual as well as a corporate perspective, examining both what it is and what it is not. It will consider the impact that changes in our healthcare system, particularly the regulation of moral determinations and the ways in which such regulations alter the object of professional obligations, will have on the concept of medicine as a profession.

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153

The Christian Hippocratic Tradition in Medicine

To some people it may seem anachronistic that the aim of Ethics & Medicine is to ‘reassert the Hippocratic consensus in medicine as seen through the lens of the Judeo-Christian tradition.’ What is Hippocratic medicine?
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150

Health Research for Developing Countries: Reason and Emotion in Bioethics

 

Editor's Note: Parallel Paper Presentation from CBHD's 2009 Annual Conference, Global Bioethics: Emerging Challenges Facing Human Dignity

 

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131

The Global Outcomes Movement: Is it Compatible with Medicine?

We will look at these two characteristics, the claim to objectivity and the scientistic turn, by examining competency-based medical education in some detail. The effects of this now-mandated system on the medical profession will be discussed.

Podcast Episode: 
125

Professionalism in Peril

Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

Healthcare: A Cultural Diagnosis

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Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

 

Healthcare in the United States: Strengths, Weaknesses & the Way Forward

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Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

One of the great strengths of American healthcare system is its strong private sector orientation, which facilitates ready access to all manner of services for those with stable coverage and strongly encourages on-going medical innovation by product manufacturers. The rapid advance of medical technology over the past half century has unquestionably improved the health status for millions of American citizens.

Healthcare and the Common Good

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Plenary Address from CBHD's 15th Annual Conference: Healthcare and the Common Good.

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