Critical Choices and Critical Care

Catholic Perspectives on Allocating Resources in Intensive Care Medicine

  • Kevin Wm. Wildes

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Moral Paradox of Critical Care Medicine

    1. Kevin Wm. Wildes
      Pages 1-4
  3. Clinical Questions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Baruch A. Brody
      Pages 7-22
    3. Miguel A. Sanchez-Gonzalez
      Pages 57-61
    4. Alejandro Serani-Merlo, Pedro Rosso
      Pages 63-78
  4. Moral Reflections on the Clinic

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-220

About this book


Critical Choices and Critical Care brings together the traditional reflections on ordinary and extraordinary means with Catholic social thought. It examines the difficult questions on the allocation of high technology resources used in intensive care medicine. The book also provides relevant background information (e.g. statements by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith). It is accessible to theologians, philosophers, and health care professionals.


Ethical Issues ethics health intensive care medicine morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Wm. Wildes
    • 1
  1. 1.Kennedy Institute of Ethics and Center for Clinical BioethicsGeorgetown UniversityWashington D.C.USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-3701-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0259-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
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