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Spring 2003 - Body Rights and Body Ethics

Volume 30 Issue 2  



Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Necessities: Can They Coexist?

In the absence of a comprehensive approach to national health reform, the health delivery market in the United States has been transforming itself. One of the most significant and least noticed changes in the current healthcare market has been the unprecedented growth in size and influence of religious health systems, and their impact on access to comprehensive health services, including reproductive health services, end of life decisions, and emerging medical technologies.