Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2001

Publication Title

Health Progress

Volume

82

Issue

2

Pages

54-59

Publisher Name

Catholic Health Association of the United States

Abstract

To distinguish genetic testing's positive aspects from its downsides, we who work in Catholic health care must begin examining these new technologies in the light of our faith tradition. In this article, as a first step in creating such a theological-moral critique, I identify: • four dimensions of genetic testing that belie its benevolent image • Three central Christian beliefs that are useful in assessing or challenging various assumptions and practices associated with genetic testing By bringing the latter to bear on the former, I hope to provide a model for how further theological-moral critique might proceed.

Identifier

1943-3417

Comments

Author Posting. © Catholic Health Association of the United States, 2001. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Health Progress, Vol. 82, Iss. 2 (2001) http://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress

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