Institutional identity; sacramental potential: Catholic healthcare at century's end
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Institutional identity; sacramental potential
Abstract: 

Government and market forces have fundamentally transformed the religious healthcare sector. Religious healthcare organizations are struggling to define their identities and determine what it is that makes them different and what implications the differences have for the delivery of social services and for public life. In response to these questions, the defenders of traditional Catholic healthcare make a variety of responses that first defend the continued relevance of the major institutions of Catholic healthcare, especially its hospitals, and second, specify reforms to make these institutions even more relevant to the new healthcare system. This essay argues that these defenses are inadequate to that challenge and that the reforms proposed are too timid. Catholic healthcare needs a better theoretical account of its mission and more creative institutional adaptations.

Author(s): 
Cochran, Clarke E.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Christian Bioethics
Journal Abbreviation: 
Christ Bioeth
Publication Date: 
1999-04
Publication Year: 
1999
Pages: 
26-43
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1380-3603
DOI: 
10.1076/chbi.5.1.26.3793
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11657994

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Clarke E. Cochran. 1999-04. "Institutional identity; sacramental potential: Catholic healthcare at century's end." Christian Bioethics 5: 1: 26-43. 10.1076/chbi.5.1.26.3793.

Wikipedia Citation

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