PHI 413V Week 3 Case Study on Biomedical Ethics in the Christian Narrative (Healing and Autonomy)
Write a 1,200-1,500 word analysis of “Case Study: Healing and Autonomy.” In light of the readings, be sure to address the following questions:
Under the Christian narrative and Christian vision, what sorts of issues are most pressing in this case study?
Should the physician allow Mike to continue making decisions that seem to him to be irrational and harmful to James?
According to the Christian narrative and the discussion of the issues of treatment refusal, patient autonomy, and organ donation in the topic readings, how might one analyze this case?
According to the topic readings and lecture, how ought the Christian think about sickness and health? What should Mike as a Christian do? How should he reason about trusting God and treating James?
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PHI 413V Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion 1
Principalism, especially in the context of bioethics in the United States, has often been critiqued for raising the principle of autonomy to the highest place, such that it trumps all other principles or values. How would you rank the importance of each of the four principles? How do you believe they would be ordered in the context of the Christian biblical narrative? Refer to the lecture and topic readings in your response.
PHI 413V Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion 2
What do the four parts of the Christian Biblical Narrative (i.e., creation, fall, redemption, and restoration) say about the nature of God and of reality in relation to the reality of sickness and disease? From where would one find comfort and hope in the light of illness according to this narrative? Explain in detail each part of the narrative above and analyze the implications.
PHI 413V Week 3 CAT
In chapter 8 of Called to Care (2006), Shelly discusses the ideas of James Boice, who identified four social effects of trying to build a human society apart from dependence upon the loving Creator God.
Please name these four effects by replying below.
PHI 413V Week 3 Extra Question
In chapter nine of Called to Care (2006), Shelly discusses the idea of defining hope through Mary Thompson’s definition (pg 171). What role does this description of hope have in a health care environment? How important do you think this topic is in care-taking?