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Jewish and Catholic Bioethics

Jewish and Catholic Bioethics

Author: Edmund D. Pellegrino MD

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589013506

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Drawing on multiple interconnected scriptural and spiritual sources, the Jewish tradition of ethical reflection is intricate and nuanced. This book presents scholarly Jewish perspectives on suffering, healing, life, and death, and it compares them with contemporary Christian and secular views. The Jewish perspectives presented in this book are mainly those of orthodox scholars, with the responses representing primarily Christian-Catholic points of view. Readers unfamiliar with the Jewish tradition will find here a practical introduction to its major voices, from Spinoza to Jewish religious law. The contributors explore such issues as active and passive euthanasia, abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic screening, and health care delivery. Offering a thoughtful and thought-provoking dialogue between Jewish and Christian scholars, Jewish and Catholic Bioethics is an important contribution to ecumenical understanding in the realm of health care.

Lives in Peril

Lives in Peril

Author: David Walters

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230573835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Lives in Peril demonstrates how and why seafarers are a vulnerable group of workers. It argues they are made so by the organisation and structure of their employment; the prioritisation of profit over safety by the actors that engage and control their labour; the limits of enforcement of the regulatory framework that is in place to protect them; and by their weakness as collective actors in relation to capital. The consequences of this vulnerability are seen in data on their occupationally-related morbidity and mortality - evidence that probably only represents a partial picture of the actual extent of the physical, mental and emotional harm resulting from work at sea. This volume's central argument is that this situation is likely to remain broadly unchanged as long as global maritime governance and regulation remains in thrall to the neo-liberal economic and political arguments that drive globalisation, and fails to enforce regulatory standards more robustly.

Life of David Belden

Life of David Belden

Author: David Belden


ISBN: UCSC:32106001242715

Category: California

Page: 488

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Born in Connecticut in 1832, Belden went to California in 1853. He served on the Nevada County Court from 1857 to 1861, in the State Senate from 1865 to 1868, and on the District and Superior Courts of Santa Clara County from 1871 until just before his death in 1888.

Fantastic Lives: Against All Odds 6-Pack

Fantastic Lives: Against All Odds 6-Pack


Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781493865468

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 51

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Many people have overcome difficult challenges in life that seem unsurmountable. When faced with adversity, what matters most is how people deal with the obstacles in their paths. Overcoming adversity can--and does--make people stronger. Be inspired by the stories of six individuals who overcame adversity and achieved success! Created in partnership with TIME©, this 6-Pack of nonfiction readers builds critical literacy skills while students are engaged in reading high-interest content. Reader's Guide and Try It! provide extensive language-development activities to develop critical thinking; Table of contents, glossary, and index help increase comprehension and strengthen academic vocabulary; A fun culminating activity challenges students to raise funds for a charity; Prepares students for college and career and aligns with state and national standards. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a content-area focused lesson plan.