Tag: health care

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    In La Crosse, Wisconsin, 96 percent of all adults die with a completed advance directive. The directives are often based on end-of-life conversations that reflect a patient’s spiritual and ethical values. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    When you talk about end-of-life issues, according to Gundersen Lutheran Health System’s director of clinical ethics, “you’re really talking about the meaning of life, about your religious beliefs and faith, and ultimately about who you are.” More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    Advance directives respect familial relationships, spiritual values, and individual choices, says the president of the National Association of Evangelicals. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    Trying to balance issues of public health and religious liberty, the Obama administration announced a plan to calm anger over a new rule that would require health insurance plans, including those offered by Roman Catholic hospitals, universities, and charities, to provide free birth control to female employees. Instead, insurance companies rather than religious institutions will be required to offer contraceptive coverage at no cost. More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

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    “We’ve been Muslims for 1400 years,” says Abdul Sattar Edhi, a one-man charity in Karachi who runs an ambulance service and with his wife, Bilquis Edhi, oversees orphanages, schools, nurseries, and shelters for thousands of women and children. “Why don’t we become human beings? God doesn’t just love Muslims. He loves human beings.” More

    August 19, 2011 | Comments

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    With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.” More

    July 1, 2011 | Comments

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    Working with the Circle of Life Children’s Center, a pediatrician affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey offers compassionate care to seriously ill children and their families. More

    May 27, 2011 | Comments

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    Millions of women in the developing world suffer from obstetric fistulas and are outcasts in their societies, but a medical missionary from Australia has spent much of her life working to eradicate the condition. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    All the great religious creeds, said writer Reynolds Price, “have known forever that if we’re ever to arrive at the state of anything called wisdom, pain seems to be the way we get there.” More

    January 21, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch our annual reporters roundtable on the most important religion and ethics news of the past year. More

    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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