In this profoundly theological reflection on illness, healing, and the doctor-patient relationship, pediatrician Margaret Mohrmann bridges the sometimes disparate worlds of medicine and faith, of high technology and ultimate concern. Drawing on her two decades of experience treating children who suffer from disease and dysfunction, Mohrmann movingly reveals the temptations of idolatry that beset our understanding of health and life, the intrinsic connectedness underlying all medical encounters, and the difficulties and riches of using scripture as a moral resource.
"This is not just another book about ethics, but, rather, it is a book filled with the wisdom of a person willing to have her life as aphysician touched by her patients. We are all ennobled by her witness. --Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University MARGARET E. MOHRMANN, M.D., is a practicing physician and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia, where she received a Ph.D. in religious ethics.
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