January-February 1993
Volume 74, Number 1

A Catholic Health Association report on pain relief for dying patients clarifies theological and ethical considerations while respecting clinical realities.

Faced with ambiguity and conflict, Catholic medical schools must clarify their purpose.

Universities need Church leaders' support to promote Catholic values in healthcare.

Catholic medical education must bridge the bifurcation between the Church's mores and those of secular society.

Catholic institutions need to resist abuses of power and encourage sensitivity to human needs.

By integrating patient care, teaching, and research, Catholic medical schools can help society and the medical profession grapple with the ramifications of technological prowess.

A constructive approach to planning for and acquiring technology requires a paradigm shift.

Ethical questions on the use of technology must be explored from a macro and micro perspective.

Franciscan Health System, Philadelphia, helps its members prepare for technological change.

Facilities' approaches to technology assessment are related to their size and services.

A five-phase approach enables Mercy Health Services, Farmington Hills, MI, to integrate values with vision.