Today individuals and families face complex and challenging health-care decisions brought about by increasingly sophisticated techlogies. The author argues that religious beliefs and principles must inform the decision-making process. She examines two cases involving removal of artificial nutrition and hydration in light of Catholic teaching on life, suffering, and death.
The Author: Patricia A. Talone is an associate professor at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Talone also serves as ethics consultant for Mercy Health Corporation of Southeastern Pennsylvania and advises the ethics committees of several hospitals and nursing homes. She holds a Ph.D in Theological Ethics from Marquette University and lectures nationally on the topic ot health-care ethics. She is a Sister of Mercy of Merion, Pennsylvania.
Patricia A Talone
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies, Series 7: Theology & Religion