Dr. Charles Camosy on Dignity, Fundamental Human Equality, and Secular Medicine
Wesley J. Smith speaks with Dr. Charles Camosy, associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University and author of “Losing Our Dignity: How Secularized Medicine is Undermining Fundamental Human Equality” on fundamental human equality and the threats of secularized medicine.
Camosy has vigorously entered the public square in word and electronic media appearances to defend the equal dignity and intrinsic moral worth of every human being. “Losing Our Dignity” is a highly approachable volume that presents a stalwart critique of contemporary bioethics without getting too deep into the philosophical weeds.
Wesley and Charles discuss the factors that make us exceptional, the dangers to human equality posed by utilitarian bioethics, the place plays in important bioethics controversies, and recent bioethics controversies, such as the Terri Schiavo and Jahi McMath cases.
They also focus on the peril of dehumanizing patients with dementia, and how to best provide care for those who can’t care for themselves. It is a discussion you won’t want to miss.