Healthcare & Medicine

A number of issues within clinical medicine and healthcare require clarity for a Christian in regards to both the ethical challenges they pose and how they impact personal faith. Recent media headlines have included a number of such issues that impact each of us on a personal level. From allocation of limited resources and the responsible limits of medical intervention to questions surrounding the interplay of faith, prayer, and medicine, what are proper Christian responses to these issues? The purpose of this section is to provide resources that will help Christians understand these issues and many others associated with both clinical medicine and healthcare from a distinctly Christian perspective. For medical professionals seeking distinctly Christian analysis of clinical ethics, please consult our flagship website for case studies and our Healthcare Ethics Council.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

  • Nigel Cameron. The New Medicine: Life and Death after Hippocrates, new ed. Chicago: Bioethics Press, 2002.
  • Robert Orr. Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor: A Handbook for Clergy and Health-Care Professionals. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Pellegrino, Edmund D. and David C. Thomasma. The Christian Virtues in Medical Practice. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1996.
  • Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller. Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing, 2nd ed. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006.