Accession Number : ADA298392

Title :   Models for Moral Decision-Making: Negotiating with Death,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Black, Jon R.

PDF Url : ADA298392

Report Date : 28 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This project explores four Christian models for moral decision-making and one decision-making model for public policy. Each model explicates the relationship that exists between the model's theological underpinning, concept of human life and death, and resulting ethical decisions. Each model is applied to several medical circumstances that directly relate to prolonging or ending a patient's life. The term, negotiating with death, is used to refer to these circumstances. Specifically, this project examines the topics of abortion, refusal of life- sustaining treatment, euthanasia, suicide, physician assisted suicide, and benign neglect of defective infants. This project also distills many complex discussions into a format that allows easy contrast and comparison. Implicitly, the argument is made that no single model for moral decision-making is adequate for the Church Universal.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ETHICS, *EUTHANASIA, *DEATH, POLICIES, MODELS, HUMANS, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), PATIENTS, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, ABORTION, LIFE(BIOLOGY), BIOMEDICINE, INFANTS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE