I have commended before articles published in the online journal Plainviews, and have a link to Plainviews in my sidebar. Today I want to highlight two articles in the current edition in the Advocacy section.
The first article is “Healthcare Through a Theological Lens,” by Chaplain Keith Goheen of Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Deleware. Starting with his own experience of the movie, “Sicko,” Chaplain Goheen offers a concise, coherent theological reflection on the American healthcare system, and American political will. His article is well worth the brief time it will take you to read.
The second article is "The Borg of Bioethics," by Nancy Berlinger of the Hastings Center. She writes about the classic ethics text, The Principles of Biomedical Ethics, by Beauchamp and Childress. Principles is notable as the primary source for most of us in healthcare of the Georgetown Mantra. Berlinger writes of the way the four principles of the Mantra have come to overwhelm and supercede almost all other principles in healthcare ethics, a concern which I share. Again, the article is not long but well worth your attention.
(And for more of my own reflections, look in the Labels under Health Care and Episcopal Culture.)