Ethical and Spiritual Decision Making in Health Care Discussion Questions

Ethical and Spiritual Decision Making in Health Care Discussion Questions

Please answer the following questions with a minimum of 200 words, APA format. Include in text citation. Please reference/ familiarize w/ the following books to respond to the following questions. Other credible sources may be used also. 1. Bioethics: A Primer for Christians 2. Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing ** 1. The ethos of scientism and postmodernism has exacerbated the perceived philosophical and cultural tension between science and religion. What is your perception of this tension? Use the lecture and the topic readings to support your response. 2. What aspects of the topic readings do you find the most interesting? What is your view of the analysis of disease and healing in the readings? Explain. 3. What is the Christian concept of the imago dei? How might it be important to healthcare, and why is it relevant? 4. As you reflect on Meilaender’s readings, what is his distinction between procreation and reproduction, as well as that of being begotten versus being made? Do you agree with his description? Why or why not? 5. Principalism, especially in the context of bioethics in the United States, has often been critiqued for raising the principle of autonomy to the highest place, such that it trumps all other principles or values. How would you rank the importance of each of the four principles? How do you believe they would be ordered in the context of the Christian biblical narrative? Refer to the lecture and topic readings in your response. 6. What do the four parts of the Christian Biblical Narrative (i.e., creation, fall, redemption, and restoration) say about the nature of God and of reality in relation to the reality of sickness and disease? From where would one find comfort and hope in the light of illness according to this narrative? Explain in detail each part of the narrative above and analyze the implications.