1st Edition

Bioethics, Healthcare and the Soul

By Henk ten Have, Renzo Pegoraro Copyright 2022
    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 toward a new, global bioethics, emphasizing 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.

    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


    Henk ten Have is Professor Emeritus at the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA, and Research Professor at Anahuac University in Mexico.

    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.