Archive: August 5, 2007 - August 11, 2007
Healing is an art that goes beyond mere science and morality transcends legal jargon.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | August 10, 2007; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (28)
Patients should not be required to accept treatments that they consider immoral.
By Pamela K. Taylor | August 10, 2007; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (45)
Christian physicians don’t have to look very far for an example of what to do about this. Jesus was a healer. He touched people that would make him unclean. Or he healed people on the Sabbath to the chagrin of...
By Bob Edgar | August 10, 2007; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (13)
Physicians' primary obligations are to their patients, without a doubt. They have other obligations, of course, including to wider society, to their professional colleagues, both physicians and other health care professionals, to their employing institutions, and to their own ethical...
By Julia Neuberger | August 10, 2007; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (7)
It is unconscionable for doctors to deprive patients of information they need to make an informed choice. The Bush administration has encouraged this kind of misleading, faith-based medicine.
By Susan Jacoby | August 9, 2007; 10:28 AM ET | Comments (714)
Most doctors respect the religious beliefs of their patients, except when they might conflict with sound medicine and the best interests of the patient.
By Cal Thomas | August 9, 2007; 9:25 AM ET | Comments (25)
Once a physician-patient relationship is established, the primary responsibility is to the whole person, body and soul.
By William J. Byron | August 9, 2007; 8:46 AM ET | Comments (16)
A professional’s obligations are not simply to the client/patient. There are obligations also to society at large and the common good.
By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. | August 9, 2007; 6:05 AM ET | Comments (10)
As with so much else in health care today, the “good of my patient” is now becoming the last consideration of some health care providers, not the first and foremost as Hippocrates taught.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | August 7, 2007; 4:34 PM ET | Comments (69)
Voters last November effectively extended the religious pluralism within the House of Representatives by electing a Muslim and two Buddhists to that chamber.
By Gustav Niebuhr | August 7, 2007; 1:10 AM ET | Comments (33)
Notice that the Pledge of Allegiance is about “one NATION under God” not “a nation under ONE GOD.”
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | August 6, 2007; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (48)
The roots of American democracy are not multicultural but culture-specific: Bible + Enlightenment.
By Willis E. Elliott | August 6, 2007; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (44)
In the case of prayers at public, governmental gatherings, I believe religion really has no place.
By Pamela K. Taylor | August 6, 2007; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (125)
It is a very good thing if a Hindu chaplain opens the senate proceedings with prayer. We are just beginning to try to move away from the only prayers (every day, before proceedings start) in the House of the Lords...
By Julia Neuberger | August 6, 2007; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (20)