Palliative Care and Catholic Health Care

Two Millennia of Caring for the Whole Person

  • Peter J. Cataldo
  • Dan O’Brien

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 130)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter J. Cataldo, Dan O’Brien
    Pages 1-6
  3. Catholic Theological and Moral Tradition and Teaching on Palliative Care

  4. Body, Mind, and Spirit in Palliative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. David A. Lichter
      Pages 89-107
    3. Sarah E. Hetue Hill
      Pages 119-137
    4. Christopher W. Lawton, Diane E. Meier
      Pages 139-159
  5. Catholic Social Teaching and Institutional and Societal Issues Relating to Palliative Care

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-282

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview of the compatibility of palliative care with the vision of human dignity in the Catholic moral and theological traditions. The unique value of this book is that it presents expert analysis of the major domains of palliative care and how they are compatible with, and enhanced by, the holistic vision of the human person in Catholic health care. This volume will serve as a critically important ethical and theological resource on palliative care, including care at the end of life, for bioethicists, theologians, palliative care specialists, other health care professionals, Catholic health care sponsors, health care administrators and executives, clergy, and students. Patients receiving palliative care and their families will also find this book to be a clarifying and reassuring resource.


Palliative Medicine Holistic Care End of Life Ethics of End of Life Theology and Ethics Catholic Bioethics End-of-life Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Cataldo
    • 1
  • Dan O’Brien
    • 2
  1. 1.Providence St. Joseph HealthRentonUSA
  2. 2.Ethics, Discernment and Church RelationsAscensionSt. LouisUSA

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