Christian Anthropology and Bioethics (2016 CMA Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp Talk 1)

 
This talk was given at the 4th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp held at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood PA on June 22, 2016. I cover the following three topics, with most of the time spent on the third: 1. The Role of the Magisterium for Catholic Medical Professionals; 2. Object/Intention/Circumstances and the Hippocratic Oath; 3. The Nature and Dignity of Persons: Metaphysics of the Person. (Topic 3 is covered from a different angle than how I cover it in the 2018 talk of a similar title.

Foundational Bio-ethical Principles and Applications (2016 CMA Medical and Resident Student Boot Camp talk 2)

 

This talk was given at the 4th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp held at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood PA on June 23, 2016. In this talk I explain the Principle of Double effect and touch on some of the other fundamental principles in a Catholic approach to health care. I also take two examples which the Magisterium has pronounced on explain them. The examples are Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and Uterine Isolation.

Metaphysics of the Person and Medical Ethics (2018 CMA boot camp talk 1)


This talk was given at the 6th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois on June 21, 2018. I begin with a brief discussion of the role of the Magisterium for Medical Students and Physicians, and then I read a paper of mine that appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly on the soul and neuroscience and there is a q&a session about its topic. The published version of the paper is titled: Discussion the Spiritual Soul in the Classroom.

The Body Soul Union in Human Persons (2018 CMA boot camp talk 2)


This talk was given at the 6th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois on June 21, 2018. In this lecture I explore the mystery of the the union of body and soul in human persons.

Ars Moriendi vs. Euthanasia: Understanding the Terms of the Debate (2018 CMA boot camp talk 3)


This talk was given at the 6th Annual Catholic Medical Association Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois on June 21, 2018. I begin with a very brief discussion of the Catholic understanding of love and the meaning of suffering and death, then define the terms needed to have a debate about euthanasia, then show the Catholic view on euthanasia, contrasting it with the vitalist and pro-euthanasia views. After that I have a discussion, including works of art, about Ars moriendi (The art of dying) and Memento mori (remembering your death), which are two rich Catholic traditions that have been lost, and which would be good to regain. There is about 20 minutes of q&a at the end.