September-October 2001
Volume 82, Number 5

The Catholic Church's social teaching can help resolve the age-old tension between health care's moral and economic dimensions.

The patient advocate's job is to recognize and remove institutional barriers to the provision of high-quality health care.

Health care's increasing organizational complextiy threatens to obscure the ministry's fundamental values.

A nurse and an insurance company representative work together to make sure that a hospitalized AIDS patient get the therapy he needs

It is never safe to assume that everyone involved in health care is moral and that ethical matters will, therefore, "take care of themselves."

A Catholic system in Virginia takes a principled stand against a big health plan's decision to reduce hospital payments.

Health care professionals must look beyond their narrow private interests and work to expand coverage for the uninsured.

A new approach to organizational assessment can help transform the health care market into a "graced instrument."

Treating symptoms is insufficient: The U.S. Catholic health ministry should tackle root causes and devote itself to thorough reform.

By examining a patient's "objects of devotion," a clinician may uncover clues to an unhealthy lifestyle.

One way a health organization can add revenue is by expanding its geographic reach, thereby increasing the number of people who use its services.