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1st Edition

Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul

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ISBN 9781032071565
September 17, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This thought-provoking book explores the connections between health, ethics, and soul. It analyzes how and why the soul has been lost from scientific discourses, healthcare practices, and ethical discussions, presenting suggestions for change. Arguing that the dominant scientific worldview has eradicated talk about the soul and presents an objective and technical approach to human life and its vulnerabilities, ten Have and Pegoraro look to rediscover identity, humanity and meaning in healthcare and bioethics. Taking a mulitidisciplinary approach, they investigate philosophical, scientific, historical, cultural, social, religious, economic, and environmental perspectives as they journey towards a new, global bioethics, emphasising the role of the moral imagination. Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul is an important read for students, researchers and practitioners interested in bioethics and person-centred healthcare.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: The Soul in Healthcare and Ethics  2.The Erasure of the Soul  3.The Disenchantment of the World  4.The Lost Soul: Images without Soul  5.Moral Imagination  6.Recovering the Soul: Inspiring Images  7.Another Bioethics

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Henk ten Have is Professor Emeritus at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, USA. Renzo Pegoraro is Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome and Professor of Bioethics at the Faculty of Theology of North-East of Italy.