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Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prev - John Fuller and Kevin K

Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prev

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9780826412300
Number Of Pages: 272

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In the first part of this thought-provoking book, moral theologians address the worldwide AIDS pandemic and illustrate the complexity of HIV prevention and treatment within the context of local issues and cultural concerns in twenty-six cases from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

In the second part, essays by well-known theologians home in on the fundamental moral issues involved and demonstrate how the Roman Catholic tradition can help in constructively mediating the moral conundrum of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

A concluding essay by Kevin Kelly focuses on the challenges AIDS presents to moral theology at the beginning of the new millennium.

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"Keenan . . . has done a remarkable service for the pastoral life of the Church, while the various case responses collected here reveal the richness and subtlety of the Catholic moral tradition trying to respond-if somewhat late in the day-to the greatest moral and medical crisis of the twentieth century."-Studia Moralia

About the Bookp. 13
Introduction: At the End of the First Generation of HIV Preventionp. 21
Standing with the Marginalized by Bringing Forth Their Truthp. 41
An Irish Nun Living with Contradictions: Responding to HIV/AIDS in the Context of Church Teachingp. 41
A Woman Confronts Social Stigma in Ugandap. 48
Encountering a Brazilian Man Abandoned in His Illnessp. 57
As AIDS Just Emerges in Bangladeshp. 62
Listening in England to a Woman's Life Experiencep. 70
Taking Culture Seriouslyp. 76
Recognizing the Reality of African Religion in Tanzaniap. 76
Unmaking a Hidden Epidemic Among First Nation Communities in Canadap. 84
HIV/AIDS among Desert Nomads in Kenyap. 91
Come, Ye Disconsolate: American Black Catholics, Their Church, and HIV/AIDSp. 96
Revealing and Critiquing Inequitiesp. 108
Condoms, Coups, and the Ideology of Prevention: Facing Failure in Rural Haitip. 108
Preventing HIV Transmission to Neonates in the United Statesp. 120
"I Fed You With Milk": Missionary Morals in Brazil in a Time of AIDSp. 128
Women and Children's Risks of Contracting HIV in Costa Ricap. 135
Developing Educational Programsp. 142
Educating for HIV Prevention in a Medical School in Colombiap. 142
Teaching about HIV Prevention in an American Catholic College Classroomp. 148
Fighting AIDS in a Society Where We Egyptians Don't Talk about Itp. 155
The Struggles of the Edinburgh HIV Prevention Program: Local Theology and External Pressurep. 161
Establishing U.S. Campus-Based HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Programsp. 168
Using the Principle of Cooperationp. 177
Needle Exchange in San Juan, Puerto Rico: A Traditional Roman Catholic Casuistic Approachp. 177
An American Catholic Hospital Sponsors a Support Group for Gay Menp. 192
A Catholic Hospital in India Is Asked to Cooperate with an HIV Prevention Programp. 199
Counselingp. 212
Differences in Confessional Advice in South Africap. 212
When Fidelity and Justice Clash: Testing the Limits of Confidentiality in Australiap. 221
Australian Parents of Young Gays and Lesbians: Support and Protectionp. 230
A Spaniard Resists Disclosing His HIV Status to His Girlfriendp. 239
An HIV-Infected Italian Woman Seeking to Have Childrenp. 246
Progress in the Moral Traditionp. 257
Catholic Medical Ethics: A Tradition Which Progressesp. 271
AIDS, Justice, and the Common Goodp. 282
Casuistry and AIDS: A Reflection on the Catholic Traditionp. 294
From Responsible to Meaningful Sexuality: An Ethics of Growth as an Ethics of Mercy for Young People in this Era of AIDSp. 303
The Reign of God: Signposts for Catholic Moral Theologyp. 317
Conclusion: A Moral Theologian Faces the New Millennium in a Time of AIDSp. 324
About the Authorsp. 333
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780826412300
ISBN-10: 0826412300
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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