1 Introduction: Normativity in Context (Joris Gielen) Part 1: Normative Bioethics in Religious Traditions
2. Introduction to Part 1: Normative Bioethics in Religious Traditions (Joris Gielen) 3 Normativity in Islamic Bioethics (Kiarash Aramesh) 4 Advancing Death? Discourse and Authority in Judaic Bioethics (Jonathan K. Crane) 5 Using the Imagination in Normative Moral Reasoning around the Principle of Double Effect to foster Doctrinal Development in Catholic Bioethics (Gerard Magill) 6 Normative Bioethics in Hinduism (Joris Gielen) 7 Normativity in Buddhism and its Application in Bioethics (Soraj Hongladarom) Part 2: Normativity at Crossroads 8 Introduction to Part 2: Normativity at Crossroads (Joris Gielen) 9 Combining Empirical Data and Normativity: possible or not? (Rouven Porz and Pascal Borry) 10 Normativity and Global Bioethics (Henk ten Have) 11 Bioethics in Secular, Pluralistic Society (Joris Gielen) 12 Narrative Authority: A Key to Culturally Competent Healthcare (Fahmida Hossain) 13 The Authority of the Ethics Consultant (Kenneth Kipnis)
Joris Gielen is director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He studied history, religious studies and theology at University of Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium) and Indian philosophy at Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India). In his research, he focuses on religion, spirituality and ethics in palliative care from a global perspective. He has conducted research projects in Belgium, the US, and India. A special area of interest is the role of religion in the experiences of patients, their family members, physicians and nurses in palliative care in North India and how religion and spirituality influence medical decision-making.