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Kortner, UHJ; Aksu, F; Scheer, RJ.
Individual suffering and disease behaviour in the field of tension between religion and ethics
MONATSSCHR KINDERHEILK 2005 153: 34-+.
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Scheer Peter
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Abstract:
That all actions taken should be "in the best interests of the child" is the basic principle of ethics in paediatric medicine. The fundamental rights of the child are laid down in the 54 articles of the UNO Declaration of 1989. They include the fundamental right of every child to life and to his/her identity, to optimum care in general and to medical assistance when needed in particular, and to priority in observation of the child's interests regardless of his/her origin and state of health. Religions do not provide medicine with fixed material-ethical instructions for action, but do offer a basic ethical orientation that moulds the thinking of both doctors and patients. The individual suffering and disease behaviour of many patients is determined by their religion. The present article attempts to provide an insight into the thinking underlying the three monotheistic religions and their views on disease and suffering and on living and dying. This approach is based on the distinction between ethics and morality or ethos, which has been an integral part of our modern pluralistic society since the Age of Enlightenment.

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