James F. Bresnahan, S.J.[JD, LLM, PhD]

Professor Emeritus, Medical Ethics & Humanities & Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Chicago)

Contact Information

Boston College Jesuit Community
St. Mary's Hall 227
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617)552-8128
jfbresnahan@northwestern.edu

The following net address will provide access to a series of published articles on bioethics issues. This address also contains published articles on the ethical dimensions of the theological writings of the late Karl Rahner S.J. (died 1984) which have inspired my thinking in bioethics:

Bioethics Materials
Case Studies in Critical Care Medicine (1990)
Catholic Spirituality and Medical Interventions in Dying (1991)
Nutrition&Hydration, BresnahanOnMcCormick (1992)
Compassionate Response to Suffering (1993)
Catholic Art of Dying (1995)
Observations on Rejection of Phyisician-assisted Suicide (1995)
Killing vs. Letting Die (1997)
Palliative Care or Assisted Suicide? (1998)
Rahner Materials
Rahner's Christian Ethics (1970)
Rahner's Ethics: Critical Natural Law (1976)
Religion & Law. Rahner Church & World (1978)
Rahner's Ethics of Faith (1980)

Further information about Karl Rahner is available from the Karl Rahner Society at http://www.krs.stjohnsem.edu/

Information about Fr. Bresnahan's association with the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program at Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University can be found at http://www.bioethics.northwestern.edu/faculty/bresnahan.html