Palliative Care and Catholic Health Care

Two Millennia of Caring for the Whole Person

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Peter J. Cataldo, Dan O'Brien
Philosophy and Medicine
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , March
     282 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Aaron Klink forthcoming.


This book offers a comprehensive overview of the compatibility of palliative care with the vision of human dignity in the Catholic moral and theological traditions. The unique value of this book is that it presents expert analysis of the major domains of palliative care and how they are compatible with, and enhanced by, the holistic vision of the human person in Catholic health care. This volume will serve as a critically important ethical and theological resource on palliative care, including care at the end of life, for bioethicists, theologians, palliative care specialists, other health care professionals, Catholic health care sponsors, health care administrators and executives, clergy, and students. Patients receiving palliative care and their families will also find this book to be a clarifying and reassuring resource.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Peter J. Cataldo is Senior Vice President, Theology and Ethics for Providence St. Joseph Health.

Dan O’Brien is Senior Vice President, Ethics, Discernment and Church Relations for Ascension.


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