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Handbook of Bioethics and Religion$
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David E. Guinn

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195178734.001.0001

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The Delivery of Controversial Services

The Delivery of Controversial Services

Reproductive Health and Ethical and Religious Directives

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(p.385) 18 The Delivery of Controversial Services
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Handbook of Bioethics and Religion
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Maura A. Ryan

, David E. Guinn
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195178734.003.0019

Cochran has argued that Catholic health care occupies a “unique place on the border of public and private life”. Catholic health care is accountable to both its religious and sacramental traditions and its public responsibilities. It is inevitable that “border skirmishes” will arise. Yet there is no single formula for suggesting what public-private collaboration should comprise or how conflicts between values ought to be resolved. It may be, as Cochran suggests, that increasingly bitter conflicts over widely valued services such as sterilization, combined with market pressures to conform to for-profit trends in health care, will make divestiture of faith-based hospitals in favor of other types of church-community partnerships the best course for the future.

Keywords:   Catholic health care, moral distance, religion, conscience, Cochran, right to choose

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