Lojan , Radoslav
3 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Dr. Radoslav Lojan, PhD is the Roman Catholic priest from Archdiocese of Košice, Slovakia with a special interest in bioethics issues and Catholic moral teaching. He is assistant professor of Applied Ethics at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Košice, Slovakia and also active member of many ethics/bioethics institute in Slovakia and worldwide.
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Articles

Embodied Subjectivity and Ethical Responsibility for Terminally Ill Patients:

Summary: This article explores an ethical responsibility for treating the whole body in end-of-life palliative care. When a terminally ill patient is facing a serious illness, they need relief: relief from pain and relief from stress and many other symptoms. Health care professionals often think that Palliative and Hospice Care need to focus on improving patients' ability to tolerate aggressive medical treatments. But terminally ill patients themselves feel the need for more than just medical or psychological support. They need also bodily or embodied support from all involved into their care.

Date posted: 2011-07-11

The Teaching of the Magisterium on the Question of Withdrawing Artificial Nutrition and Hydration from a Patient in a PVS.

A goal of this paper was to reaffirm basic principles of Catholic moral tradition concerning ANH issues and also to reaffirm that the teachings of the Catholic Church enables people to make just and compassionate decisions that effectively express their love for God.

Date posted: 2010-02-22

Distinctions to be Made

It is very important to understand in the bioethics today, specifically in any end-of-life cases, precise distinctions of important medical and ethical terms, like for example between "ordinary" and "extraordinary" or "proportionate" and "disproportionate" reason; action and omission; intentionally causing death and letting die and direct and indirect results. This article will review them specifically from a Catholic position.

Date posted: 2010-02-21