Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings Paperback – Apr 13 2011
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A clear and practical guide that informs faithful and serious moral thinking about important medical choices...a trusted resource and proven roadmap to guide us along an important and challenging moral path. Theological Studies This fine book is primarily about the sources, both theological and moral, or Catholic moral teachings. The reader will find a clear and practical guide that informs faithful and series moral thinking about important medical choices... This new edition of a now classic book remains a trusted resource and proven roadmap to guide us along an important and challenging moral path. Theological Studies
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Kevin O'Rourke, OP, is a professor of bioethics at the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics and Public Policy in the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago. He is the coauthor of Health Care Ethics: A Theological Analysis, Fifth Edition and Ethics of Health Care: An Introductory Textbook, Third Edition. Philip J. Boyle is vice president of mission and ethics at Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional Catholic health care system. He is the coauthor of Organizational Ethics in Health Care.
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Nonetheless, the Kindle edition has several problems, two of primary importance. First, the footnotes are not hyperlinked. The authors have carefully and frequently footnoted this edition. Yet to see the citation, the reader has to bookmark the footnote section in the Kindle, and then page through perhaps several screens to identify the specific citation. Secondly, the Kindle edition only offers location numbers or positions and not actual page numbers. There's no way to correspond the Kindle page to an actual page in the physical book.
While these features may seem miniscule, they are crucially important for a researcher. This e-book is worthless for someone who wants to cite something from this book, primarily because there are no page numbers.
I submitted these questions and concerns to the publisher several weeks in advance of this review. Unfortunately, they did not reply. As I acknowledged to the publisher, they have another book from 2006 that I also purchased as an e-book for Kindle, that has these very features of linked footnotes and page numbers. Why this one, published in 2011 cannot accommodate that technology remains unanswered. I'm happy to change my rating if updates can be made.