Biomedical Technology: Omnipresent in Contemporary Care, but Virtually Absent from Catholic Bioethics

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Welie, Jos
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2015
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eng_US
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Catholic bioethicists have examined specific biomedical technologies (esp. at life’s beginning and end). But a comprehensive reflection on the phenomenon of biomedical technology itself is missing. Moreover, a paradox appears operative. Several such technologies are rejected as unnatural when used to regulate procreation, but deemed a natural form of intersubjective care and as such obligatory when sustaining life. Given the pervasiveness of biomedical technology in contemporary health care, an in-depth reflection on this paradox and the phenomenon of biomedical technology in general is needed. By critically reviewing the existing Catholic bioethical literature, this paper seeks to contribute to such a comprehensive ethical analysis.
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Welie, Jos (2015), Biomedical Technology: Omnipresent in Contemporary Care, but Virtually Absent from Catholic Bioethics. Journal of Religion & Society, 17.
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Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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1522-5658
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