Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 196–207 | Cite as

Clinical Pragmatism in Bioethics: A Pastoral Approach



This paper addresses the integration of the philosophical school of American Pragmatism, as articulated by John Dewey and others, with the disciplines of bioethics and pastoral care. It suggests new avenues for theological reflection in the bioethical enterprise. It was first presented as the inaugural Anton. T. Boisen Lecture in Pastoral Care and Education in 2004 under the auspices of Continuum Hospice Care, New York.


pragmatism John Dewey bioethics pastoral ethics hospice. 

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© Blanton-Peale Institute 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pastoral Care and Education, New York Presbyterian Hospital—Cornell CampusNew YorkUSA

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