Praying for a Cure : Medical Ethics in Conflict with Religious Freedom

Description

When the children of Christian Scientists die from a treatable illness are their parents guilty of murder for withholding that treatment? Is it possible for those adhering to a medical model of health and disease and for those adhering to the Christian Science model to enter a meaningful dialogue, or are the two models incommensurable? Battin, DesAutels and May discuss who is ultimately responsible for deciding those questions and how to accommodate (and in some cases, constrain) Christian Science views and practices within a pluralistic society.

Details

Author(s)
Margaret Pabst Battin, Peggy DesAuteles, Larry May
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Publication date
01 Dec 1998
Publisher
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Publication City/Country
Lanham, MD, United States
ISBN10
0847687740
ISBN13
9780847687749