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Vital conflicts in medical ethics : a virtue approach to craniotomy and tubal pregnancies / Martin Rhonheimer ; edited by William F. Murphy Jr.

By: Rhonheimer, Martin, 1950-.
Contributor(s): Murphy, William F | Rhonheimer, Martin, 1950-. Abtreibung und Lebensschutz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813217772; 0813217776.Uniform titles: Güterabwägung, Tötungsverbot und Abtreibung in vitalen Konfliktfällen. English Subject(s): Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church | Obstetrics -- Surgery -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church | Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Catholic ChurchAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Vital conflicts in medical ethics.DDC classification: 241/.6976 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The problem. Two methodologies for the moral evaluation of action : the principle of double effect (PDE) and the weighing of goods -- Overview of this study and brief summary of the argument -- "Vital indication" and a recent example : the moral justification of the act of saving a life -- The structure of the argumentation : weighing goods in the case of vital indication -- Church doctrine and past discussions in moral theology. "Direct abortion" according to church doctrine : specification of the concept from the viewpoint of action theory -- The physical and intentional structure of actions : the object of the moral act -- The controversy regarding craniotomy through the end of the nineteenth century : the interpretation of Summa theologiae II-II, q.64, a.7: a. The argument of Pietro Avanzini and the category of the "unjust aggressor" ; b. Summa theologiae II-II, q.64, a.7 : killing in self-defense according to Thomas Aquinas ; c. Critique and the development of the discussion ; d. Waffelaert's incorrect interpretation of ST II-II, q.64, a.7 ; e. The consequences of the confusion -- Life-saving medical interventions : the prohibition of killing and the virtue of justice. Retrospective summary : acts of killing and the ethical context of "justice" -- Reevaluation of contemporary therapies : vital indication and extrauterine gravidity: a. Salpingectomy or segment resection ; b. Linear salpingotomy (or salpingostomy) ; c. Drug treatment with methotrexate ; d. Expectant management -- The moral justification of life-saving measures in the case of vital conflict: a. Recapitulation and conclusive explanation of the ethical argument ; b. The exclusion of the weighing of goods ; c. Objections and response -- Epilogue: Virtue ethics, "direct" and "indirect," and prohibition of killing.
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"The text was first published in German under the title "Güterabwägung, Tötungsverbot und Abtreibung in vitalen Konfliktfällen. Lösungsversuch eines klassischen gynäkologischen dilemmas aus tugendethischer perspektive" ... [and] included in M. Rhonheimer, Abtreibung und Lebensschutz. Tötungsverbot und Recht auf Leben in der politischen und medizinischen Ethik (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2003)"--Page xiii.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The problem. Two methodologies for the moral evaluation of action : the principle of double effect (PDE) and the weighing of goods -- Overview of this study and brief summary of the argument -- "Vital indication" and a recent example : the moral justification of the act of saving a life -- The structure of the argumentation : weighing goods in the case of vital indication -- Church doctrine and past discussions in moral theology. "Direct abortion" according to church doctrine : specification of the concept from the viewpoint of action theory -- The physical and intentional structure of actions : the object of the moral act -- The controversy regarding craniotomy through the end of the nineteenth century : the interpretation of Summa theologiae II-II, q.64, a.7: a. The argument of Pietro Avanzini and the category of the "unjust aggressor" ; b. Summa theologiae II-II, q.64, a.7 : killing in self-defense according to Thomas Aquinas ; c. Critique and the development of the discussion ; d. Waffelaert's incorrect interpretation of ST II-II, q.64, a.7 ; e. The consequences of the confusion -- Life-saving medical interventions : the prohibition of killing and the virtue of justice. Retrospective summary : acts of killing and the ethical context of "justice" -- Reevaluation of contemporary therapies : vital indication and extrauterine gravidity: a. Salpingectomy or segment resection ; b. Linear salpingotomy (or salpingostomy) ; c. Drug treatment with methotrexate ; d. Expectant management -- The moral justification of life-saving measures in the case of vital conflict: a. Recapitulation and conclusive explanation of the ethical argument ; b. The exclusion of the weighing of goods ; c. Objections and response -- Epilogue: Virtue ethics, "direct" and "indirect," and prohibition of killing.

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