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Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics (Catholic Moral Thought) Hardcover – December 5, 2011
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Consent is another debate in this book with no concrete solution. The author makes very clear the church's opposition to in vitro fertilization and fertility drugs. Take Nadya Suleman, the infamous "Octomom" as an example (though she's not used expressly in this book.) She consented to having the embryos implanted in her uterus, so she wasn't forced to do anything. But should her physician have said no? Look at it this way; dogs and puppies have lots of nipples with which to feed their massive litters. But humans only have two, and rarely give birth in multiples. This is one aspect of Evolution that even the church would probably agree with.
This book should be required reading for anyone considering a career in medicine. It's a great treatise on ethics.
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The book is a wonderful help for both scientists and non-scientists alike. A very thorough and descriptive guide for anyone interested in the field of Bioethics.Published 13 months ago by BC_student
Biomedicine and Beatitude: Fr. Nicanor treats difficult and controversial subjects in an insensitive and sexist way. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary Scovill
I have read a hundred pages of these book because I have to... I have not reason to recommend it, neither to use it as a source. Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by El Sito