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A crisis of Care ?

A crisis of Care ?

Contrast two scenes. The first is a restaurant – where the food is carefully prepared and warmly served in an atmosphere which seeks to delight its customers.  The second is a hospital.  Parking the car is nearly impossible – the long impersonal corridors where people avoid eye contact.  The noisy ward – the short temered administrator; the disinterested receptionist; the doctor talking over the patient who feels ignored.  There is no space or time or sensitivity.  If we were treated…

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Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine by Andrew Sloane

Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine by Andrew Sloane

I have recently seen at close hand the work a busy acute hospital having to deal with an older person suffering multiple challenges to well-being caused in the main by intense confusion as a result of the Alzheimer’s disease. The result was shocking and frustrating. Although,of course, a one-off situation which was intensified by my own sense of powerlessness and pain at the way this person was treated – I suspect that this experience may well be replicated across the…

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HEALTHCARE, WHOLENESS & HEALING Saturday, 7th March 2015

HEALTHCARE, WHOLENESS & HEALING Saturday, 7th March 2015

Diocese of Bath and Wells Diocesan Healing Group event       HEALTHCARE, WHOLENESS & HEALING Saturday, 7th March 2015   Healthcare is increasingly driven by clinical outcomes, budgets, targets and political constraints. This is at the expense of whole-person care and personal well-being – for both healthcare professionals and patients alike. Could the Church and other Faith Communities collaborate better with Healthcare to remedy this dis-ease?   The purpose of the conference is to explore the meaning of healing…

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Moral Medicine?

Moral Medicine?

  On Moral Medicine:  Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics Edited by M. Therese Lysaught and Joseph J. Cotva Jr. With Stephen E. Lammers and Allen Verhey Publisher: Erdmans Michigan 3rd Edition 2012, 1,162 pp. ISBN:  978-0-8028-6601-1 no price marked   This book has been an important resource for those teaching and learning about bio-ethics.  This new edition offers new topics not previously considered:  children, people with mental illness, older people. There are 156 chapters which take up 1,162 pages.  The…

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